Collinsville teachers, board settle employment contract for school year - KMOV.com

Collinsville teachers, board settle employment contract for school year

COLLINSVILLE, Ill. (KMOV) -- Collinsville teachers have agreed with the Collinsville Board of Education on a new one-year contract for the district’s 450 certified professionals, officials announced Wednesday.

The contract included a 0.75 percent raise in the base pay of the teacher’s salary schedule, improvements in teacher evaluation procedures and increases in professional time for teachers to work together on student-related issues.

The agreement was ratified Monday by a 5-2 vote at the Board of Education’s meeting.  The Teacher’s Association also approved the agreement on June 11, with over 90 percent approval.

Union officials said the increases in teacher collaboration time will not become effective until the 2013-14 school year. Such collaboration time will be used to address student needs, allowing teachers a chance to look at data and make sure instruction is directed towards improving student learning.

The CEA and Board of Education started negotiations in early June. This year’s contract was set to expire on August 10.

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