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Lakeville Teachers Union, School Board Approve Contract

Deal includes modest salary adjustments, addresses healthcare costs and workload issues.

Lakeville's teachers have a contract.

Education Minnesota Lakeville, the local teachers union, officially ratified the agreement on Tuesday, and the approved the pact at its meeting Tuesday night.

The approvals come to end the contract impasse at a Jan. 11 negotiating session. Teachers in the district had been , and talks had stalled due to a , which the district was looking to increase. The amount of time allotted teachers for class preparation was also a sticking point.

, the new contract will include “modest salary adjustments," and also "addresses medical insurance costs, retiree insurance benefits and workload issues," though it's unclear what or how much until the contract is released. The documents also suggests the new contract includes new language related to staffing procedures, "'"

EML President Don Sinner called the pact "fair and equitable," , but declined to offer further comment. The district's Director of Administrative Services Tony Massaros also called the agreement "fair," and also declined comment.

Lakeville Patch will have more on this story.

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