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New Contract for Burlington Teachers

May 17, 2013

Teachers in the Burlington School District can leave for summer break knowing they have a new contract in place for the 2013/2014 school year.

The school board and the Burlington Education Association have each ratified the deal.

The one-year contract calls for the base pay for a teacher to increase by $1,005 to about $32,000 and for health insurance premiums to remain the same.

Business Manager Chris Stensland says factoring in salaries, benefits and retirement, the teachers will receive a roughly 4% increase in total compensation.

She says the increase will cost the district nearly $1,000,000.

Stensland says after ratifying the new contract, the school board agreed to a 3.5% increase in total compensation for non-union employees.

That covers maintenance workers, clerical employees and administrators, except for Superintendent Jane Evans, who has her own contract.