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Schalmont teachers’ impasse hits 2-year mark

BY MICHAEL GOOT Gazette Reporter
Reach Gazette reporter Michael Goot at 395-3105 or mgoot@dailygazette.net.

    It has been two years, and Schalmont teachers still do not have a new contract with the district.
    The Schalmont Teachers Association’s contract expired June 30, 2009.
    Board of Education President Kevin Thompson said he remains optimistic, despite no concrete signs of progress in salary and benefits. School officials are trying to hold the line because of the challenging fiscal climate, especially in light of the new state 2 percent property tax cap.
    “The Board of Education does not want to be in a position where as a result of approving that contract, we’re going to have to make reductions in our current programs, services and activities,” he said.
    The district kept its tax levy increase below 1 percent in the past few years and did not increase it at all this year. However, health insurance costs alone are going up more than 2 percent a year.
    “We’re going to be challenged with how to be able to maintain a low tax increase,” he said.
    Thompson said the contract negotiators have to keep these cost constraints in mind. ...................>>>>..................>>>>.....................http://www.dailygazette.net/De.....r01502&AppName=1
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