Teachers in the North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale School District have approved a new two-year contract. The School Board will vote on it at its June 26 meeting.
If approved, about 700 teachers from the North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale Education Association will receive a 1 percent raise in the first year of the contract and 1.15 percent in the second. That is in line with the state average for the most recent round of contracts, said Chris Williams, a spokesman for Education Minnesota, the statewide union that represents 70,000 educators.
The contract would cover the 2011-12 and 2012-13 school years and would cost the district about $5.8 million, said Keith Gray, human resources director.
With the tentative agreement, 299 of the state's 337 districts have settled contracts. The district with 11,000 students in North St. Paul, Maplewood, Oakdale, Lake Elmo, Landfall, Pine Springs and Woodbury is the last in the metro area to settle, Williams said.