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White Plains Teachers, School District, Reach Agreement On Contract

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The White Plains School District and the city’s Teachers’ Association have settled on an agreement on a three-year contract that will include a 1.5 percent annual salary increase.

The new contract was agreed upon by both parties as of Friday, Feb. 8, and it was officially voted on an approved Monday night at its meeting on Feb. 11. The deal becomes effective on July 1, and will last through June 30, 2022.

Officials from the District and White Plains Teachers’ Association stated that they were pleased the negotiations went off without a hitch.

Kara Lyons, President of the WPTA said, “The Association appreciates the district’s willingness to collaboratively negotiate a contract that treats all parties fairly.”

“The negotiations process was collegial and fiscally responsible due to the strong relationship between the parties and a mutual desire to provide for a sustainable future,” Superintendent Joseph Ricca added. “There is a clear understanding of the economic picture and of our mutual desire to protect and further the interests of the students and staff of our excellent school district.”

Board President Rosemarie Eller added, “The Board is very pleased with these results and congratulates the negotiating teams for their excellent efforts.”

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