Nyack, March 11 — Nyack’s School Board and teachers have agreed to a new contract ending a year-long negotiation with modest salary increases over the next three years.
The agreement calls for an increase of 1.5 percent during the 2010-11 school year followed by raises of 1.75 and 1.9 percent in the final two years of the agreement. The new agreement, retroactive to July 1 of last year, includes no increases for the current school year.
Donna Ramundo, Nyack Teachers’ Association President, says the new contract is a “fair deal” for students, taxpayers and teachers. ‘€œAll parties have recognized their mutual responsibility to educate all students to their optimal potential and to exhibit fiscal restraint,’€ says Superintendent of Schools Dr. Valencia Douglas.
The new agreement also:
- Incorporates the schools’ nurses into the Teachers Collective Bargaining Agreement.
- Provides greater flexibility to the administration in scheduling secondary school science sections
- Reduces the number of approved absences for tenured staff from 40 to 30 days
- Reduces long term leave from two years to one.
- Allows second year, non-tenured teachers to opt out of the Mentor/Professional Partner Program.
Source: Nyack Schools, 3/11/2010