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Nampa trustees, teachers to vote on contract

When the Nampa School Board holds its first meeting of the 2014-15 fiscal year, trustees will consider a master agreement that restores 14 unpaid furlough days.

Trustees will vote on the deal Tuesday night. The meeting begins with a 7 p.m. work session; the public meeting will begin at about 7:30 p.m. at district offices, 619 S. Canyon St., Nampa.

District and Nampa Education Association officials reached a tentative agreement last month on terms for 2014-15. The deal would reinstate 14 days on the calendar — which restores lost wages for teachers, and would mean a robust school calendar starting this fall. Some teachers will get raises based on experience. Meanwhile, district employees will be expected to pay more for health insurance.

Contracts were mailed out last week based on this tentative agreement. The new budget year began on July 1.

The Nampa Education Association has a ratification vote scheduled for Tuesday as well, district spokeswoman Allison Westfall said Monday.

 

Kevin Richert is a reporter and blogger at Idaho Education News (idahoednews.org). Kevin is a former Statesman editorial page editor, with 27 year's experience in Idaho journalism.

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