The Margate school district and its teachers union have agreed on a three-year deal after more than a year of negotiations.
The contract, which covers 2011, 2012 and 2013, features a 2.49 percent salary increase each year, Margate Board of Education President Jacob Sless said.
“We had a new negotiating team as of January,” Sless said, “and it went through relatively quickly once there was a new team. I’m very satisfied with the results.”
School district Superintendent Theresa DeFranco said she was “very, very pleased we were able to reach an agreement. I look forward to coming back.”
Margate Education Association spokesman Ron Pinter could not be reached for comment. The deal was finalized during a special board meeting July 18.
DeFranco also cited new training for teachers that will help in the development of individual education plans for every student.
“We’re extremely excited about it,” DeFranco said. “The first training is in August. ... We’re hoping that it helps bring up and continue to improve scores for our students.”
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