Lexington Board of Education approves contract for teachers | #Education

LEXINGTON — School officials and staff won’t have to worry about negotiations as they head toward a new school year.

The Lexington Local Schools Board of Education approved a three-year contract for the district’s teachers at Wednesday’s monthly meeting, held at Eastern Elementary School.

Teachers will receive a 3% raise in each year of the contract, Superintendent Jeremy Secrist said. There will be no change to the insurance coverage.

The contract will run Sept. 1 through Aug. 31, 2025.

Before Wednesday’s meeting, about 20 members of the support staff, which includes secretaries, janitors, bus drivers and cooks, stood outside Eastern Elementary, clad in red.

They left prior to the meeting.

Secrist said Thursday morning he and union President Rob Tommelleo formed a tentative agreement.

“We’ll be taking that to the July board meeting,” Secrist said.

With the opening of the new building for grades seven-12 scheduled for Sept. 6, staff members have been busy moving and making other preparations.

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