Summit County teachers have agreed to a new three-year contract. It required substantial sacrifices from both teachers and district officials.
The new teacher-approved contract gives teachers, support staff and administrators, on average, a 3 percent raise over this year's salaries.
In order to achieve the 3 percent average salary increase, teachers agreed to implement a salary ceiling of $65,000.
Due to next year's tight budget and the possibility of changes in state funding in future years, negotiators on both sides have determined to come back to the table on a quarterly basis to renegotiate salary and benefits beyond the 2005-06 school year.
The school board will now vote on the contract.