MIDDLETOWN, OH (FOX19) - The Middletown Teachers Association voted Tuesday and Wednesday to salary decreases and other cost-cutting measures to help save money for the school district.
Earlier in May, a fact-finder's report presented the Middletown Board of Education and the Middletown Teachers Association with several cost-cutting measures that were not discussed during negotiations. These measures included:
- A three year contract with no step increases though out the term of the contract
- A salary reduction of 1% in the first year of the contract
- A salary reduction of another 1% in the second year of the contract
- Salaries are frozen in the third and final year of the contract
- Employees health care share increases from 10% to 15% in the first year of the contract
- Employees health care share increases from 15% to 20% in the third year of the contract
The MTA voted to accept the fact-finders recommendations.
According to Middletown Superintendent Greg Rasmussen, the district will have saved $4.1 million due to this new contract.