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Bus mechanics agree to new contract

South Washington County Schools has a new contract with its bus mechanics.

The union representing the five mechanics reached agreement with the district on a new two-year agreement effective July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018.

The District 833 School Board approved the contract 7-0 July 14, following union members' approval July 6.

The mechanics will see a 3.5-percent wage increase this year and a 3.55-percent increase in the contract's second year. There are no increases to the district health insurance contributions, but there are increases to the employees' high deductible health insurance plans covering singles and families.

There is an increase in the district's match to employee retirement accounts in the new agreement.

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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