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District, Unions Ok Three-Year Contract

DALLAS — The Dallas School Board approved employee association contracts, including salary raises for both unions in each of the next three years.

Contracts for the Dallas Education Association (DEA), representing teachers, and the Oregon School Employees Association (OSEA), representing classified employees, are for three years, ending June 30, 2017.

Previously ratified by both associations, the board gave final approval to the contracts on July 15.

Both associations will receive an increase in pay in 2014-15, 2 percent and 2.25 percent for the DEA and OSEA, respectively.

Dallas Interim Superintendent Dennis Engle said this year’s budget (2014-15) was written planning on a 2 percent cost-of-living adjustment.

“The budget was already built on very nearly those numbers,” he said.

The pay increase will cost the district $354,440 in 2014-15.

DEA and OSEA will each receive 3 percent salary increases in 2015-16 and 2016-17, which will cost the district $522,370 in the second year of the contracts and $538,042 in the third.

The district’s monthly contribution to employee insurance costs remained unchanged for both associations, capped at $1,100.

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