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Tentative Agreement Reached

Post Date:07/23/2019

Manhattan-Ogden USD 383 and Manhattan-Ogden NEA
Reach Tentative Agreement

Manhattan-Ogden USD 383 and Manhattan-Ogden NEA reached a tentative agreement Thursday, July 11, 2019.  The teams have been meeting periodically since April to discuss the contract for the 2019-2020 school year.

Highlights of the new contract include:

  • 6.5% total compensation package increase
  • Increase of $1,750.00 on the base salary (starting salary for a teacher will be $41,000)
  • Allowed steps and movement on salary schedule
  • Continued coverage of the health insurance premium
  • Changes to the Supplemental Pay schedule
  • Return to original contract language concerning National Board Certification
  • District Mentoring allocation
  • 2.5 additional contract days for Special Education teachers
  • Additional $1,000 for each District Level Program Special Education teacher

 “I was pleased with what we were able to do this year to benefit our teachers and the district.  The state came through with funding, and we are investing that right back into our people,” said Eric Reid, Assistant Superintendent.  “The level of teamwork and problem solving demonstrated by the Association and Board was impressive.  We were able to discuss some mutually concerning issues and work toward solutions.  I truly appreciate the Association representatives for their efforts to look at the district as a whole, and I am thankful we had better financial options to consider than in recent years.”

“NEA Manhattan Ogden is pleased with the collaborative working relationship between the board of education, administrators, and staff.  We are thrilled with the tentative agreement which benefits all members of USD #383.  Our students, staff, and community are all winners,” said Erin Meyer-Gambrel, president of the Manhattan-Ogden NEA and member of the negotiations team.

The Board of Education will vote on ratification of the tentative agreement following a ratification vote by teachers.

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