(KMOV) – Teachers in a Metro East district voted to accept a new contract Tuesday.
The 50 teachers in the Harmony-Emge district in Belleville are among the best compensated in the Metro East, and they butted heads with the district over a pay raise and insurance costs. The average teacher salary is currently $67,000. Teachers with master’s degrees can max out at $77,000.
Teachers say they are still not satisfied with the contract. They’re accusing the district of “underhanded” tactics in negotiating.
They also say 40 percent of the teachers will get a pay cut.
The Harmony-Emge district educates more than 700 students.
The union would not give the final vote r release details of the contract saying it has yet to be ratified by the school board.