At a special meeting held Tuesday evening, Edon teachers and the Edon Northwest Board of Education agreed on a one-year contract with no pay increase, but the agreement will contain a re-opened pay schedule. The two sides only had to formally meet in two separate one-hour sessions before coming to the agreement, that now calls for a zero-percent pay raise. The agreement expires June 30, with negotiations set to begin again next spring when the state budget will have been released.
Previous negotiations that took place between June 2013 to the fall of 2014 almost led to a strike, and called for intervention by a state mediator. That one-year agreement came within just one week of the teachers’ association’s strike date.