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Area school secures teachers contract


December 19, 2018

The Lyle School District Board of Directors voted unanimously to approve a one-year agreement with the Lyle Education Association, the district’s teachers’ union, at a special board meeting Thursday, December 6. The contract provides a 15 percent raise to the district’s 17.9 full-time equivalent (FTE) teachers for the current school year, 2018-2019.

“We are pleased to reach this agreement, but we also know that with the current state funding situation, we could have to make tough decisions affecting student programs this spring,” Superintendent Ann Varkados, Ed.D, notes.

Bargaining parties reached the tentative agreement Friday evening, November 30. The union voted Monday morni...

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