A new 2020-21 negotiated agreement with the St. Edward Public Schools certified staff was adopted by the St. Edward School Board at their meeting Sunday, Jan. 12.
The new agreement included a base salary increase from the present $36,100 per year up to $36,500.
One step, masters degree plus nine (MA+9) was also added to the salary schedule.
Health insurance premium costs will also increase next year by 6.7 percent.
Superintendent Justin Frederick said the net increase in the district’s salary costs with this agreement will be 4.04 percent.
Resignations were accepted from Allison Pritchard, elementary principal and assessment coordinator, and Carmen Andreasen, special education teacher and technology coordinator, at the end of the current school year.
Ms. Pritchard has been employed by St. Edward Public Schools for the past 20 years. She has accepted a position as superintendent at Elba Public Schools for next year.
Mrs. Andreasen will be retiring after serving the district for the past 35 years.
Read the full story in the Jan. 22 St. Edward Advance print and e editions.