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KENTWOOD August 28, 2015– Earlier this week, the Kentwood Education Association and the Kentwood Public School District agreed to a three-year contract, which includes pay increases and an additional personal day for teachers.
From the Grand Rapids Press/MLive:
The first year of the contract, approved on Wednesday, Aug. 26, includes one additional personal day for staff, as well as a potential salary increase for the association if there is an increase in students.
During the second year of the contract, the district will add three additional work days to the calendar due to the new state minimum of the 180 instructional school days. The district is currently at 177 school days.
There will also be a $40,000 tuition reimbursement allocated for English as a second language and administration classes during the 2016-2017 school year. However, that will increase by $10,000 in the contract’s third year.
Teachers, including those in alternative education, will receive a 1 percent salary increase during the second and third year of the contract.The district will also increase its share toward the insurance cap up to the state limit for all three years of the contract.
The Kentwood Education Association is an affiliate of the Michigan Education Association, which is part of the three-million member National Education Association.