FREMONT – The Fremont Public School Board of Education and the Fremont Education Association (FEA) have negotiated an agreement for the 2018-2019 academic year.
The FEA negotiated committee and the board’s negotiating committee met multiple times to come to an agreement. Executive Director of Student Services and Business Affairs Brad Dahl says both sides are happy with the agreement they negotiated.
“That agreement includes a 3.7% total package increase. That includes all aspects of compensation including FICA, retirement, and the likes,” explained Dahl. “Overall it increases the base from $34,400 to $35,066. It included language changes that provide a technical clean-up and additional study items into the future.”
The board voted unanimously to approve the contract. Fremont High School also made the request to have an all day dismissal on Friday, April 20th in order to host the District Music Contest. The board approved of the request, and high school principal Scott Jensen says hosting the contest is a great opportunity for their students.
“We’re super excited about it. We have so many students who are so talented in the fine arts and we’re excited to have them get the opportunity to do this in their own school,” said Jensen. “And it’s just a tribute to all the hard work that our teachers, parents, and students put forth to be able to host that in our school.”
During the meeting the board also approved ratifying continuing terms for Foundation Board of Director members Pam Murphy, Butch McDuffee, Ronda Niehaus, Jennifer Peterson, Lori Sajevic, Gary Bolton, Jennifer Benson, Jan Dugan, Christy Fiala, Brett Richmond, and Lisa Schulz.