The Park City Education Association and the local board of education have reached tentative agreement on a contract for the current school year.
Disagreement between the parties led to a strike the week before school started in September. However, teachers agreed to return to class in time to begin the year, pending further negotiations.Both the union and the board are expected to vote on ratification of the tentative agreement during early October. Neither would comment on the terms of the pact.
The main disagreement centered on a proposal by the board to put $75,000 into a bonus program to reward outstanding educators. Teachers wanted the money put into the salary schedule to benefit all teachers. The union also objected to a $1,000 across-the-board raise which, they said, benefited new teachers more than those with longer tenure. The $1,000 per-teacher increase was mandated by the Legislature.