The school board approved a contract with the Colchester Educators Association for the 2011–2012, 2012–2013, and 2013–2014 school years at its November 1 meeting.
The vote concludes an extensive negotiating process, including an impasse that was declared in June.
The most significant terms of the new contract are as follows:
* For the 2011–2012 school year, eligible teachers will receive a step increase;
* For the 2012–2013 school year, teachers will receive a step increase of 2.75 percent and a slight increase to their base salaries; and
* For the 2013–2014 school year, teachers will receive a step increase of 2.8 percent and a slight increase to the base salaries.
The contract will expire on June 30, 2014.
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