The Norwalk City Schools board of education approved the three-year contract for the Norwalk Teachers' Association (NTA) during a special meeting late Friday afternoon. Board member Janet Broz abstained from voting because her husband is a Norwalk High School (NHS) interventionist, but otherwise the vote was unanimous without discussion.
The settlement good effective July 1 through June 30, 2011 includes a 3.5-percent yearly raise, 35 concessions dealing with insurance and language requiring teachers to attend school open houses.
During the same meeting, the board also approved three-year labor agreements with the Middle Management Association, which covers the administrators and school principals. Superintendent Wayne Babcanec said the contract, covering the same time frame as the teachers' also with a 3.5-percent yearly raise, has "the same insurance plan the teachers have accepted."