The Akron School Board tonight approved a two-year contract that includes no raises for teachers on base pay, potential health concessions to be decided later and new contract language limiting the excuses for absences.
Teachers will receive a one-time bonus of 2 percent of their base pay, somewhere in the range of $1,100 to $1,500. Teachers also get, for the first time, a personal day they can use however they choose.
In exchange for that, however, they'll no longer be able to miss a day of work to:
Teachers ratified the deal Sunday night with a vote of 97 percent in favor.
The agreement means neither the district nor the teachers will be subject to the ruling of a fact finder, which had been scheduled to hear arguments from both sides on Oct. 13, but is no longer needed.