Boone School Board of Consider Contract With BEA

Posted on 14 May 2013 by KWBG

BOONE, Iowa—The Boone School Board is expected to consider approval of a contract with the Boone Education Association during their meeting Tuesday evening.  After the initial exchange of information by both sides, it did not take much time to arrive at an agreement.  The proposed agreement is a 3.52% total package increase for the next fiscal year.  The district has only recently begun talks with the district’s second bargaining unit the United Electrical Workers.  There is also some controversy surrounding hours for employees and meeting the requirements of the Affordable Care Act.  Earlier this year, the Board held a work session to hear more about the impact on the district and found it the cost would be substantial.  In February, Superintendent Brad Manard had said the impact on the district could be as much as a half million dollars.  The district’s method of dealing with the issues was brought up recently at a Town Hall Meeting conducted by Iowa Senator Charles Grassley.

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