1.91 percent raises for teachers and support staff

Hy-Capacity participated in the National FFA “Give the Gift of Blue” to help students who couldn’t afford one of their own to receive FFA jackets. A pair of jackets were donated to the Humboldt FFA. From left to right are: Humboldt FFA members Kallie Nilles and Lauren Erickson; Dave Olson and Shay Saathoff, both of Hy-Capacity; and FFA members Carter Krichau and Tyler Bowden. Humboldt Independent photo.

By Phil Monson
The Humboldt Community School District and the Humboldt Education Association have reached an agreement for the 2019-20 salary contract.
During Monday’s regular monthly meeting of the Board of Education, the board approved an increase of 1.91 percent for all certified teaching staff, as well as support staff.
The increase in pay for each teacher next year will be $1,035. The increase does not include health insurance or FICA/IPERS. The salary advancement classification will remain the same in the master contract.
The board voted 2-1 in favor of the increase. Board member Robert Myott, who made the motion to approve the contract, voted yes, along with board president Brody Clark. Board member Suzanne Newton voted no. Board members Kyle Kluender and Michael Heier were not present.
Before the vote, school superintendent Greg Darling thanked the HEA for their working relationship with the board in coming to an agreement. In a special meeting back on March 18, the HEA proposed an increase of 2.15 percent. Two days later the district countered with an increase of 1.88 percent. Both sides came to an agreement later in the day on March 22.
Read more about the Board members thoughts on the contract and the process in this week's Humboldt Independent. Subscribe by clicking on the link at the top of the page.

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