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September 27, 2013

Washington School Board approves teacher contract

The Washington School Board ratified a new contract with teachers at a special meeting Thursday.

The one-year contract for this school year has no set raises but includes a stipend for teachers that receive "effective," or "highly effective" ratings based on evaluations.

The board unanimously accepted the contract. The local Classroom Teachers Association voted for the contract at an earlier meeting.

"I appreciate the efforts of both committees for coming to an agreement for a longer contract," Superintendent Daniel Roach said.

The stipend will be based, Roach said, on a $20,000 lump-sum grant the school received to give teachers that are rated highly in administrator evaluations. The 2012-13 school year was the first for teacher evaluations on the RISE model. Teacher evaluations are not completed due to the delay in ISTEP results at the state level, Roach said.

The amount of the stipend will be split among the number of teachers from the grant. Benefits will not change for teachers in this new contract, but there were changes to the contract language on policy, Roach said.

After the meeting, the board went to Griffith Elementary to view water damage caused by a leaky roof. Assistant Superintendent Gary Puckett showed teachers damage to ceiling tiles in the hallways, gym and a classroom. Board members then went up on the roof to see how the damage was created.

Much of the roof was replaced during renovations to the elementary school in 1995 and 1996. School officials and the board are still discussing options on how to pay for repairs to the roof.

The board also created a committee that will create a three-member committee to create an evaluation of the superintendent. Board members Randy Bouchie, Pam Bartlett and Jay Armes are slated to present a report at the November board meeting on a new evaluation and the criteria used.

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