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National City elementary school teachers reach settlement agreement with district

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Posted at 2:36 PM, May 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-29 17:36:47-04

NATIONAL CITY, Calif (KGTV) -- The National City Elementary Teachers Association reached a contract settlement with the National School District Tuesday.

Under the settlement, teachers will receive a 2 percent on-schedule increase, retroactive to January 2018.

The settlement also makes changes to health and welfare benefits. The district increased its maximum contribution by $700 to go toward medical, dental, vision care and life insurance premiums, bringing the total to $13,000 for full time employees.

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“We had faith in our productive relationship with the National City Elementary Teachers Association and are pleased to come to this agreement together,” said Superintendent Leighangela Brady. “By using 2018-2019 Local Control and Accountability Plan funding, we are providing a 2 percent on-schedule raise to attract and retain teachers for our exceptional District.”

The tentative agreement will now go to members of the association for approval. After it gains approval, the agreement will be presented to school board members for ratification.

Earlier in May, teachers voted to approve a strike after growing frustrated over how negotiations with the National School District were going.