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Pasco teachers get contract offer without furloughs or raises

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February

As expected, the Pasco school district has made a contract proposal to its teachers that would eliminate the need for two furlough days that were built into the 2012-13 budget.

The offer, presented late Thursday, also would pay teachers the same amount that they earned in 2011-12, while still giving credit for a year of experience. The district would continue to pay $5,973 toward teacher health benefits, or give the teachers $1,200 if they opt-out of the system.

Middle and high school teachers for a second year would not be paid 20 percent of their salary if they agree to instruct an extra period beyond the expected amount. They instead would receive a flat rate of $2,500 per semester if they accept the added workload.

The United School Employees of Pasco has not responded to the district proposal (attached below). See our previous coverage on negotiations here.

[Last modified: Friday, February 8, 2013 2:10pm]

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