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Teachers Contract Still Waiting on Salary Guide

Parties still in the process of designating salaries before the pact can be ratified.

A salary guide has still not been agreed on between the Montville Township Board of Education and Montville Township Education Association (MTEA), solidifying the last step before ratification of a new contract.

The MTEA and board had reached a "tentative agreement" on a new contract on Aug. 31 after an extensive meeting of both parties, according to New Jersey Education Association Field Representative Vickie Walsh. The percentages of salary increase were agreed upon, although the actual guides were not yet established.

As of Tuesday, Walsh said the salary guides were still not available.

"The parties are still in the process of developing salary guides in Montville," she said in an email.

At the Sept. 11 board of education meeting, Board President Dr. Karen Cortellino noted the agreement that was reached and said "we are very pleased."

The MTEA includes teachers, secretaries, custodians and more. The members have been working under an expired contract for one year.

Maxim Sapozhnikov September 19, 2012 at 11:21 AM
It would be nice to have the guide published by the Patch, along with the list of benefits rolled into the contract. It is public information, after all. I am sure the teachers will be excited to show the public how grossly underpaid they are.

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