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Weston teachers reach accord

Posted by Ralph Ranalli May 30, 2007 11:44 AM


The Weston School Committee and the union representing the town's teachers have reached a unanimous agreement on a three-year contract.

Year one of the contract, which begins Sept. 1, gives teachers a 3 percent raise, which goes up to 3.25 percent for the second and third years.

The Weston Education Association agreed to increase their members' contribution to their health insurance plans from 10 percent of the premium to 20 percent.

"We are pleased with what we have achieved and for the respectful process that enabled us to get to this result, " said chairman Ed Heller, according to a School Committee news release.

The last round of contract negotiations in 2004 was more contentious after talks stalled over health insurance issues, with teachers picketing and residents taking sides.

-- Stephanie V. Siek

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