Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Easton Teachers agree to wage cuts that should save jobs ...

Easton Area teachers approved deep concessions to avoid massive layoffs that threatened to cripple the Easton school district. The teachers collectively offered to give up more than $30 million in contractual raises over the next 4 years.

With the potential loss of 160 teachers they agreed to a pay freeze for the 2011-2012 school year. They also voted on a salary schedule reconstruction, with a 2-year extension and a major reduction in raises. Stipends for coaching will also be adjusted. Tuition reimbursement will also be cut in half.

A study released just last week by state professional organizations indicated that nearly 70% of school districts in the state were considering laying off teachers.

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