Menahga School settles contract with wage increase
After weeks of negotiation sessions, Menahga School Board settled a teachers contract just hours before the state imposed deadline Friday.
Teachers will get a total package percentage increase of 3.613 percent over the 2009-11 contract period.
The settlement comes after the local union, Education Minnesota Menahga, presented its latest offer with the salary increase to the board.
The new contract will cost the district a total of $235,235 over the two years.
The vote to settle passed 5-1, with treasurer Curtis Hasbargen voting against it.
"Two-hundred and thirty-five thousand is too much considering the funding for the next eight years is expected to be flat or negative," he said. "There is going to be a lot of changes to school districts and none of it is positive."
For more on this story, see Wednesday's Enterprise.