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February 18, 2013

Roxbury teachers OK contract

Staff Report
The Daily Star

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Roxbury Central School and the Roxbury Teachers Association agreed Feb. 7 to terms of a three-year contract, beginning July 1, according to a media release from the school. The agreement calls for an annual salary increase of 1.6 percent, plus $200 for each teacher, along with an annual increase of 1 percent in the amount of health insurance premium paid by the teachers.

Board President Ed Fersch said that he was pleased with both the agreement and the fact that it had been reached so quickly.

“This agreement shows that our teachers understand the difficult financial situation we are presently in,” he said.

Both sides came to the table with realistic goals and discussed their needs in a spirit of mutual understanding and respect, he said.