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St. Cloud Area School District and SCEA Reach Tentative Agreement

St. Cloud Area School District 742 and the St. Cloud Education Association are pleased to report that they have reached a tentative agreement for the 2019-2021 teacher contract subject to ratification by SCEA and approval by the Board of Education.

Superintendent Willie Jett says, “We are happy to reach an agreement with our teachers that recognizes the vital role they play in the education of our students and that is economically sustainable.” Chris Erickson, President of the St. Cloud Education Association commented, “After six months of collaborative and positive negotiation sessions, the St Cloud Education Association is eager to have a fair contract settlement so that we can focus our collective and unified energy on the St Cloud Area School District students.”

The 2017-2019 contract expired on June 30th and district administration and the teacher bargaining team have worked diligently throughout the summer and school year to develop a mutually acceptable agreement.

For 2019-2021, the terms of the agreement include salary steps for employees in both years, a 2.50% increase on the salary schedule in year one and a 1.50% increase on the salary schedule in year two. The total percentage cost of the two-year package is 7.51%.

Teachers will vote on the agreement at their school sites on February 18 and if approved, the Board of Education will vote on the agreement at the scheduled board meeting at City Hall on February 19.