NORMAL-The Unit 5 school board approved a new contract with its teachers tonight.
The teachers' union approved the deal last night. The two year agreement includes a one percent salary increase each year. The district would also kick in an extra $10 per month toward employee health care premiums in each year, rising from the current 480 dollars to 500 in the contract's second year.
Unit 5 Superintendent Gary Niehaus said, "Getting a good fair contract in place with compensation in place is very important to us and very important to them as well."
The Unit 5 Education Association represents about 950 teachers, social workers and other employees.