Bayonne teachers ratify tentative contract
Jan 11, 2017 | 383 views | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend | print
BAYONNE -- The Bayonne Teachers Association (BTA) ratified a two-year contract with the Bayonne Board of Education (BBOED), securing a 2.62 percent rise in funds allocated for teachers’salaries in the first year, and 3.35 percent in the second. The contract will be set in stone when the BBOED ratifies the contract on January 19, according to Board President Joseph Broderick.

Teachers in the Bayonne School District have been without a contract for 18 months, so the two-year deal would retroactively apply to the 2015-2016 school year and the 2016-2017 school year.

Since the new contract expires in June, the BTA and BBOED have only a five-month break from the negotiating table.

The Bayonne School District is facing a $2 million budget deficit, which stymied past discussions when BTA was negotiating a four-year deal, until news of the deficit broke.

The BTA will likely be back at the negotiating table before the contract expires in June. Broderick said that by February, the board hopes to receive more information on its financial flexibility from the state.

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