On Wednesday, March 13, the Wooster Education Association (WEA) and the Wooster City School District’s Board of Education (BOE) reached a tentative agreement (TA) on a new three-year labor contract.
The union will now look to ratify the contract by requesting a vote from their membership. If ratified, the BOE will then vote on the tentative agreement.
Scott Miller, president of the Wooster Education Association, said the tentative agreement is the result of a collaborative effort to improve Wooster students’ educational experience. “The Wooster Education Association and the administration of the Wooster City School District worked collectively to improve the learning environment for the benefit of our students,” said Miller. “Through our ongoing collaborative relationship, we look forward to continuing our focus on educating the whole child.”
“It was an absolute pleasure to sit with our labor leadership during these recent negotiations,” said Superintendent Dr. Michael Tefs. “We collectively and collaboratively improved employee working conditions and the overall student experience. We are pleased with the outcome and are looking forward to another three years of terrific labor relations.”