SPRINGBORO, Ohio (WDTN) – The Springboro teachers agreed to a new contract with the school board Tuesday.
The Springboro Board of Education is expected to approve the new contracts at Thursday’s board meeting.
Negotiations began in February with the teachers union and this spring for classified employees.
The school district says the agreements include a new high-deductible health insurance plan which will reduce premiums. Staff will receive a two percent raise for the first two years of the contract and three percent raise in the third year.
“Given the concessions that we have made in the past, going without step increases or raises for years, the Springboro teachers’ salaries are still amongst the lowest in Warren County. However, we utilized a Health Savings Account for our health care several years ago. Many teachers are familiar with this approach in health care,” said SEA spokesperson Josh Cawein.
The concessions made by the employees in regards to health care will save $918,000 over four years according to district Treasurer Terrah Floyd.
About 30 percent of the Springboro staff is new to the district, so the district says competitive salaries are important to attract quality educators.
Thursday’s school board meeting begins at 7:00 p.m. at the Springboro Junior High School on South Main Street.