TribLIVE

| News


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Gateway School Board approves teacher contract offer

Daily Photo Galleries

By Kyle Lawson
Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 9:42 p.m.
 

The Gateway School Board approved a teachers contract offer Wednesday after more than eight months of negotiations.

The school board voted 8-1 in favor of the three-year contract offer, which school director Chad Stubenbort said would increase teacher salaries by an average of $2,311 per year and make teachers responsible for 10 percent of their annual health care costs. The previous contract, which expired in August, capped health care expenses at $65 per month.

Stubenbort was the only district official who would discuss the contract, which administrators said would not be made public until teachers ratify it. Teachers are expected to vote on the offer at a meeting on Thursday. Teachers' union president Mike Krestar declined to comment until the vote.

Stubenbort said he voted against the contract in part because salary increases would cost the district $2.8 million by 2017. Teachers worked this school year without a contract while negotiations continued. Once approved, the contract would be retroactive to last fall.

Kyle Lawson is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached

at 412-856-7400, ext. 8755, or klawson@tribweb.com.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Allegheny

  1. Federal grand jury indicts chief operations manager for Pittsburgh office of Horizons Hospice
  2. PennDOT to replace drivers licenses issued since November without proper security features
  3. Firefighters battle blaze in Upper St. Clair
  4. Pittsburgh councilwoman Rudiak announces bid for city controller
  5. Several hurt in 3-vehicle wreck on Interstate 79
  6. Housing Authority OKs $36.2 million for 2nd phase of Hill District development
  7. Police arrest Allegheny County fugitive wanted for North Fayette burglary
  8. Southwest announces non-stop flight between Pittsburgh, Dallas Love Field
  9. Email scam hooks Carnegie Mellon University employees
  10. Macy’s building might become mix of hotel, retail, upscale apartments
  11. Penn Hills man indicted for mortgage fraud pleads guilty