Mahwah Teachers Have New Contract
Board ratifies deal, two days after union does same
After nearly two years, Mahwah teachers have a new contract.
The Board of Education ratified the deal with the Mahwah Education Association on Wednesday night, two days after the MEA put their own stamp of approval on the contract.
The three-year contract runs through the 2013-2014 school year. It calls for 2.5 percent salary increases in from 2011 through 2013 and a 2 percent salary increase in the final year.
The MEA declared an official “impasse” in negotiations in February 2010, and the two sides went through a mediated negotiation process with state officials from the Public Employment Relations Commission.
A tentative contract was reached earlier this month.
Many front lawns throughout the township have displayed “Support Our Schools – Settle the Contract” signs for months. Parents have also complained about the lack of a settlement affecting their kids.