Edison teachers agree to two-year contract

School board, union reach pact after eight months of negotiations.
Aaron Krause
Dec 17, 2012

Following about eight months of negotiations, the Edison Local Schools administration and the teachers union have agreed on a new two-year contract.

The agreement covers 98 teachers, who have "agreed to concessions that will help the district during their financial struggles," according to a statement released by Superintendent Tom Roth. "The two-year deal will help the financially-strapped district save $339,505 over the course of the agreement."

A story with details about the new contract and comments from both sides was published in the Reflector.

Comments

Blaze

Ugh...there's those dang teachers destroying the economy again.

Reva

And now I will vote for a levy!

Swamp Fox

Are they paying their state mandated share of their pension, if they did the school would save over $800,000 per year. How about their automatic salary step increases. More smoke and mirrors....

good grief

@ Swamp Fox -
Please read the full article. The Board will no longer pay the employee portion STRS contribution beginning with the next school year, which will save the district $500,000, not $800,000. And the steps are frozen for the duration of the contract. And the teachers are paying more for their healthcare insurance.

So... the Edison teachers are taking a significant PAY CUT, retroactive to July 1, 2012.

You got what you wanted, folks.

Brock Lee

thanks teachers

MiddleRight

RE: Good Grief
The school should never be paying for the employee portion of STRS, that's why it is called the EMPLOYEE PORTION. The school is already paying their portion. STRS says so themselves:
https://www.strsoh.org/active/1g...

good grief

@ MiddleRight
I don't disagree. Picking up the employee contribution was common practice when it was added to the contract; I'm sure it made sense at the time. However, I don't believe that dropping it will solve all the district's financial problems, as some past comments here have suggested. And I wanted readers to be aware of the changes, considering Swamp Fox's post.

That's all. I'll be thanking my children's teachers personally, when I see them next.

Swamp Fox

good grief I hope you aren't posting on taxpayer time, your quote "The Board will no longer pay the employee portion STRS contribution beginning with the next school year, which will save the district $500,000" seems to be in direct conflict of the superintendent "according to a statement released by Superintendent Tom Roth. "The two-year deal will help the financially-strapped district save $339,505 over the course of the agreement." indicating the savings is only $169,752 per year.
More smoke and mirrors to dupe the taxpayers....