The union representing Wichita school teachers and the Wichita school district have reached a tentative, one-year contract agreement, according to a news release from the school district.
The agreement would cover the 2015-16 school year. According to the news release, the tentative contract includes a one-year salary freeze; reduces the school year from 190 to 188 days with no loss of pay; includes a “reopener” clause for salary negotiations if the Wichita school district receives at least $8 million of new funding for the 2015-16 school year, and allows the continuation of the Modified Traditional Bargaining process to address concerns that may occur during the school year.
United Teachers of Wichita represents nearly 4,000 teachers in the Wichita Public Schools, the release said.
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