State’s largest school district, teachers OK 3-year contract

Ohio
school_lockers_117417

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state’s largest school district and its teachers union have approved a three-year contract that includes pay raises and some smaller class sizes.

The Board of Education for the 50,000-student Columbus City Schools district approved the agreement Monday. The Columbus Education Association ratified it Sunday. The union represents more than 4,000 school employees, including teachers, nurses, counselors, social workers and other education professionals.

The contract guarantees annual 3% pay raises and provides that buildings with students in grades 7-12 will create an intervention room to house in-school suspension as an alternative to out-of-school discipline.

Superintendent Talisa Dixon’s statement said the contract focuses on “increasing student achievement and retaining highly qualified teachers.”

Union President John Coneglio said it represents a “huge, tangible step forward” for students, educators and community.”

Grab the FREE WDTN News App for iPhone or Android. Stay up to date with all the local news, weather and sports as well as live newscasts and events as they happen.

news-app-download-apple-350x50 news-app-download-android-350x50

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for all the latest news, weather and sports.

Copyright 2019 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

9-4 donate dayton strong

Tragedy in Dayton Stories

More Oregon District Shooting

Latest Video on WDTN.com

More Latest Video

Only on WDTN.com | Phil Wiedenheft

More profile-65422

Trending Stories

Interactive Radar

More As Seen on 2 NEWS