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ELC approves teacher contract

By Staff | Jun 6, 2014

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.