UCASD and Teachers Union Ratify Early New Contract
By Chris Lash Publisher
With an eye towards the future, both the Union City Area School District, and the union representing the district’s teachers, ironed out an new early bird contract.
The new deal was adopted by the school board at their most recent meeting. It’s a 5 year deal that goes into effect this July.
Negotiations began back in October, according to released information, and was headed up by Matthew Bennett, superintendent of the Union City Area School District, and Racquel Gray, President of the UCAEA.
Both sides are pleased the agreement includes average salary increases over five years of 3 percent, allowing the district to be more attractive for hiring purposes.
There were no major changes from the previous agreement. Teachers will spend an extra 10 minutes each school day to assist with students arriving and leaving school.
The UCAEA has 98 members. The association includes teachers and education specialists, such as school nurses and guidance counselors.