ELC approves teacher contract
The Estherville Lincoln Central Education Association in special session Wednesday approved a contract with the Estherville Lincoln Central Education Association for a $960 increase in base teacher salaries.
The increase brings beginning teachers to $30,250 a year.
Superintendent Tara Paul pointed out that teachers at Step 2 will earn $31,466. Those with a master’s and no experience will earn $35,114. After three years they would earn $37,536.
Paul said $50 will be added to the Schedule B base for extracurricular coaching and director positions.
Paul said the total package represents a $260,862 increase. With zero increase in insurance, that means a 4.33 percent increase, a little over the state average.
The board also approved the 2014-15 custodial contract with a 60-cent-per-hour or 2.63 percent increase.
In the consent agenda, the board approved the following hires:
n Mrs. Tiffy Miller, first-grade teacher. BA Step 3.
n Ms. Sonja Gjerde, first-grade teacher. BA Step 1.
n Ms. Megan Mueterthies, kindergarten teacher. BA Step 6.
n Ms. Dorothy Iverson, Demoney teacher associate.
n Ms. Arielle Olson, kindergarten teacher. BA Step 1.
n Mr. Derek Domino, RWC fitness, youth and recreation coordinator.
The board also approved the following resignations:
n Ms. Ashley Weston, assistant varsity girls basketball.
n Ms. Amy Condon, high-school teaching positions.