The Lincoln Education Association and Lincoln Public Schools have reached a tentative contract with teachers on a one-year agreement for the 2014-15 school year.
The proposed agreement continues the school district’s deep commitment to serving the community’s students, according to Steve Joel, superintendent of LPS, Jenni Absalon, president of the LEA, and Don Mayhew, president of the Lincoln Board of Education.
The contract, voted on by LEA membership last week, provides a total package increase of 3.95% for the 2014-15 school year. That percentage includes salary increases; increased health insurance premiums of 2.3%; and increases in Social Security and retirement costs. (The average total salary will increase 3.68%.)
The Lincoln Board of Education conducted the first reading of the contract at the Jan. 14 meeting and will take action on the tentative agreement at the Board meeting set for 6 p.m. Jan. 28 at LPS District Offices, 5905 O St.