Neshaminy teachers ratify contract; it’s the board’s turn
Following its approval by the teachers’ union, the Neshaminy school board is expected to vote on a teachers’ contract at an Aug. 6 meeting.
LANGHORNE Following its approval by the teachers' union, the Neshaminy school board is expected to vote on a teachers' contract at an Aug. 6 meeting.
The Neshaminy Federation of Teachers voted Monday to ratify the one-year deal, which will apply retroactively from July 1, 2015, through June 30, 2016.
The tentative agreement has no base salary increases. Union members will continue to make contributions of 16 percent toward their health insurance premiums.
Elementary specialists and special education teachers, however, will get a total of 160 minutes per week of preparation time, ending a lawsuit the union filed in Bucks County Court.
Caps on class sizes will stay the same. But the district will be allowed to exceed them by as many as two students per class as long as the district-wide average for that grade remains unchanged.
— Ben Finley