HAVILAND – On Dec. 23, 2021 the Wayne Trace Board of Education held a special session to vote on the negotiated agreement with the Wayne Trace Educators Association (WTEA).

All board members were present for the special session. There were no guests in attendance. Since there was no time required to give to guests the board moved immediately into executive session on a motion made by Pat Baumle, seconded by Rhonda Stabler and unanimously approved by the board. They moved to executive session to discuss the agreement made with the WTEA.

The agreement was unanimously approved by the school board.

The agreement was a three year contract with the WTEA, inlcuding all teaching staff, custodians/sweepers, aides, secretaries, cafeteria staff, study hall monitors and bus drivers. The contract will run Sept. 1, 2021 through August 24, 2024. Each year WTEA will get a 3% wage increase, for the duration of the contract. Since the agreement was approved after Sept. 1, 2021, the pay will be retroactive to that date.

Also, Lori Davis, board treasurer noted, “the evaluation of teachers was updated to comply with the new Ohio Teachers Evaluation System (OTES) legislation.”

The next regular session meeting will be held on January 10 at 6 p.m. in the Wayne Trace High School lecture room.