ALEXANDRIA TWP. — A teachers’ union contract that gives 3% raises this school year and 2% raises each of the next two years was approved unanimously by the Delaware Valley High School Board of Education yesterday, Oct. 22.
After the vote, board President Ellen Gordon said the 3% was decided for this year because the board negotiated a move for union members to a health insurance plan with lower premiums.
She said the switch is yielding a “net savings” of $233,384 this year.
There were no other changes in the three-year deal, said Gordon.
Teachers, secretaries, custodians and instructional aides are members of the union. They received 2.6% raises in the 2011-12 school year, under the terms of a prior contract that expired on June 30. When it did, they started paying toward their health insurance benefits, per state requirements.
Members of the administrators union and non-union administrative employees saw 2% raises for the current school year.