SPRINGBORO, Ohio (WDTN) - An agreement has been reached in the negotiations between the Springboro Community City Schools Board of Education (BOE) and the Springboro Education Association (SEA), according to Superintendent Todd Petrey.
Petrey told 2 NEWS that after a July 10 meeting with a mediator, both teams agreed to support the mediator's recommendation for settlement.
Both parties will need to ratify the agreement before it becomes final.
The SEA will take the recommendation to their membership for a vote on Monday, July 15, 2013.
The Springboro BOE will vote on the recommendation after it is ratified by the SEA.
The negotiations have turned a normally carefree summer break into a lesson on anxiety for Springboro students.
"I'm super scared because my teachers helped me out a lot and they've known me forever I just feel more comfortable with them," says Claudia Coffin, a Springboro junior.
Adds fellow student Jordan Walters, "It's really hard to learn from substitute teachers and I'm worried about getting into college and taking my ACT's."
2 NEWS asked both sides about details of the agreement but they say they're refraining from comments until the deal is approved.
For parents like Jason Lewis, who has an 8th grader and a 6th grader in the district, he's just happy to see the two sides finding common ground.
"I think the community is all for getting teachers back in the schools that are invested in their kids and their long term success," Lewis says.
According to the district's website, the two main points of contention between the sides had been healthcare costs and salary levels with the board wanting a merit based pay system.
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