Harmony-Emge teachers accept new contract, but aren't happy with terms - KMOV.com

Harmony-Emge teachers accept new contract, but aren't happy with terms

(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.

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