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Madison School Board approves new contract for its teachers

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Posted: Tuesday, April 30, 2019 3:36 pm

The Madison School Board on Monday approved a new two-year agreement between the school district and its certified staff -- a group that includes teachers -- that added money to their base salary and a percentage increase in wages during each of the contract years.

The board members approved a proposal that came out of certified-staff negotiations that added $920 to the base salary plus 0.35% for salaries during the 2019-20 school year. Madison Central's 2019-20 base salary stands at $42,000. The school district will also add $5 per month to Madison Central's financial support for purchasing health insurance.

During the second year of the contract, the school district will add $1,000 to base plus 0.25% for salaries. For the 2010-21 school year, the certified staff salary base stands at $43,000. Madison Central will also provide an additional $10 per month to help the certified staff purchase health insurance.

The school board met at 5:30 p.m. in a special session with board members Leah Cecil, Tom Farrell, Robert Honomichl, Steve Nelson, Lori Schultz and Camie Sims attending in person and board member Shawn Miller joining the meeting via phone. Superintendent Joel Jorgenson and Mitchell Brooks, school district business manager, also attended. At the meeting's start, the board members approved an amended agenda.

The school board held two closed meetings. A first closed meeting was scheduled to discuss contract negotiations. A second was added to discuss personnel issues that include the qualifications, competence, performance, character or fitness of any public officer or employee or prospective public officer or employee.

After coming out of their first closed meeting, the board members approved the two-year certified employee contract.

The board members took no action after the second closed meeting.

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