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New teachers, contracts approved

Krystle Wagner • Jul 21, 2015 at 11:41 AM

The school board unanimously approved hiring six new teachers and approved a contract agreement with the Service Employees International Union 517M.

Contracts between Grand Haven Area Public Schools and the union ended in July, but the groups were able to reach an agreement, said Scott Grimes, assistant superintendent of human services.

The Service Employees International Union 517M group consists of food service, transportation and custodial employees.

The two groups agreed upon large sticking points including a wage freeze, 10 percent wage reductions for food service employees, 20 percent out-of-pocket pay for healthcare and modifications in insurance plans to save money.

To read more of this story, see today’s print or e-edition of the Grand Haven Tribune.

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