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District, office staff union reach agreement

School District 833 has agreed on a new contract with its district office support specialists.

The union of roughly 20 employees will receive a wage increase of 4.75 percent in the first year and 4.8 percent in the second year of the contract.

There also are changes to employee health insurance; one plan sees an increase in the district contribution in the first year, while other plans see decreases in the district's contribution.

The contract is for July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018.

The South Washington County School Board approved the contract 5-0 on June 23. Board members Michelle Witte and Katy McElwee-Stevens were absent. Union members approved the agreement June 20.

Scott Wente

Scott Wente has been editor at the South Washington County Bulletin since 2011. He worked as a reporter at other Forum Communications newspapers from 2003 to 2011.

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