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QPS Board approves contract extension for teachers

QPS Board approves contract extension for teachers

1 week, 2 days ago by Scott Hardy

Conditional on voter approval of 53-cent tax referendum March 17

The Quincy Public Schools Board of Education has approved a contract extension for teachers, that goes into effect if voters approve a referendum next month.  

The QPS Board approved the extension Monday morning, while the Quincy Federation of Teachers Local 809 approved it last week. It's an extension to the existing collective bargaining agreement that will take effect if voters pass the 53-cent property tax referendum on March 17. The contract was set to expire next June 30th, but will now go to June 30, 2023, if voters approve the referendum. In December, the QPS Board voted to put the referendum on the ballot. If passed, QPS says that the referendum would generate an estimated $5.3 million a year. The District says that the money would cover the cost of new state mandates of a $15 per hour minimum wage and a $40,000 minimum teacher salary. 

QPS says that the terms of the agreement will enable them to meet those new state mandates.

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