The Warren County Education Association tentatively agreed to contract concessions Thursday evening with the school district that includes benefit concessions and a contract extension.
"The school district and the WCEA has come to a tentative agreement for salary concessions for the 2012-2013 school year," Superintendent Brandon Hufnagel said on Friday. "The concessions include a partial salary freeze, and an increase in employee contribution to health care."
Full details will be available after the school board votes on the agreement during Tuesday evening's special board meeting, Hufnagel said.
The savings generated from the concessions will be used to add teaching staff back to the district to help increase courses and services to students, Hufnagel said.
"The WCEA membership overwhelmingly approved concessions and we'll have details Tuesday night after the board meeting," WCEA President Claudia Solinko said.
School board President Art Stewart said in March that the district was making the same request from the year before for contract and or benefit concessions, with a pay freeze saving approximately $1.2 million.
"This has been a joint effort between the school district and the WCEA," he said.
"The school district is very thankful to the WCEA for finding a way to help," Hufnagel said.
The agreement will amend the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the district and the teachers' union signed in July 2008.