Anderson Schools and Teachers Union Reach Tentative Agreement | Local News

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ANDERSON — There is a tentative agreement between Anderson Schools and the teachers’ union on a new contract.

At 2 p.m. Monday, Anderson Community Schools and the Anderson Teachers’ Federation reached a tentative collective agreement.

The proposed contract would provide teachers with a base salary increase as well as allowances over the next two years.

“The success of our school corporation depends on our ability to recruit and retain the best educators for our students,” said AFT President Randy Harrison and ACS Superintendent Dr. Joe Cronk in a statement. joint by e-mail. “This new collective agreement demonstrates our shared commitment to do so. We are pleased to now be able to move forward with a renewed interest and enthusiasm in advancing our school society. »

The agreement must first be ratified by the members of the AFT, and then be approved by the board of directors of the ACS. The terms of the agreement are not yet available.

According to AFT Chairman Randy Harrison, the AFT is working to find a space to hold its meeting to ratify the tentative agreement in the coming days. The date and time of the meeting are to be determined.

In addition to teachers, other certified and non-certified staff represented by AFT will also receive a base salary increase and allowances as part of the tentative contract agreement.

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