The Chittenden South Education Association and the Champlain Valley School District Board of School Directors just announce a tentative agreement on a new contract for the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 school years. The contract maintains current working conditions and benefits but changes were made to reflect the consolidation of the Chittenden South Supervisory Union to the new Champlain Valley School District (CVSD).

Modest raises for teachers will be based on experience and level of education. The average of these pay raises will total about 3 percent per year. Teachers will also increase their contribution to health insurance premiums to 16 percent with additional contributions from both the CVSD and teachers to a new HRA arrangement. The two parties agreed to create two committees to explore issues related to safety and salary.

Both parties still need to ratify the contract for it to become effective.

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