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Madison Central School Board approves agreement with certified employees

The Madison Central School Board has approved an agreement for its certified employees.  The board approved the agreement between it and the Madison Education Association during it’s meeting earlier this week.  

Superintendent Joel Jorgenson said the two-year agreement includes an increase for returning staff of one-thousand dollars plus point-nine-percent of their salaries, along with an additional 20-dollars a month for insurance.  He said the base salary for faculty will be 44-thousand dollars a year for the 2021-2022 school year.  Jorgenson said this amounts to around a two-point-82-percent increase.

In the second year of the agreement, for the school year 2022-2023, Jorgenson said that returning staff will again receive an increase of one-thousand dollars plus point-nine percent of their salaries, along with the additional 20-dollars a month for insurance.  He said that the base salary for certified employees will go to 45-thousand dollars that year as well.  Jorgenson said the increase for the 2022-2023 year amounts to around a two-point-83-percent increase.

Jorgenson said also that among other items, the agreement also includes a change in pay for extra duties from nineteen to 20-dollars an hour. 

Also during their meeting this week, board members approved several personnel items.  Some of those included the resignation of Nicole Decker as Band Director effective the end of the school year, and the hiring of Casualene Meyer as an ESL teacher, and Maggie Loudenback and Melissa Larsen as elementary teachers.  They also approved the hiring of Alec Bultje as full-time technology support, and Jeremy Raymond as full-time custodian.  

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