CENTERBURG — Following an executive session to discuss the employment of personnel and negotiations, the Centerburg Board of Education agreed to approve the three-year negotiated agreement with the Centerburg Teachers’ Association for the period of Aug. 1, through July 31, 2014.
Treasurer Ellen Scott said, “The main issue in the agreement is a total freeze in year 1, which is the 2011-12 school year; and zero percent increase on the base salary in years 2 and 3, which are school years 2012-13 and 2013-14, respectively. There were no changes in insurance benefits. Our employees already pay more than 15 percent for their insurance share [it is around 20 percent].”
The total freeze in year 1 means employees will get no salalry increase and no step increases. Step increases are restored in year 2, but are dependent on the employee’s years of service; employees do not necessarily receive a step increase each year.
The board adopted resolutions commending Knowledge Bowl coach Ed Lambert and team members, who are freshmen and sophomores, for placing second in the state Knowledge Bowl tournament, recognized the Trojan Crier for taking first place in the small newspaper category, and its staff for winning 49 awards in the Ohio Scholastic Media Association’s state convention, and congratulated Aubrey Smith for achieving an honorable mention in the Journalist of the Year competition at that convention.