School contract approved
Following a special meeting last week, a contract between the Prairie Central Education Association and Prairie Central Board of Education was approved.
The contract is for the 2021-22 through 2023-24 school years and was ratified by the PCEA on Dec. 2. The three-year incentive mirrors the plan from the past, according to Superintendent Paula Crane, and includes a six percent increase in pay each year for up to three years before retirement. There are requirements to meet, such as being employed in the district for a minimum of 15 years.
This three-year contract includes over $3 million in additional salaries for certified and non-certified staff over the life of the contract. Some categories of employees received an increase in pay of over 20 percent due to minimum wage increases.