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Board approves new contract with teachers’ union

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Board approves new contract with teachers’ union

At its June 13 meeting, the Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 Board of Education voted to approve a new two-year contract with the Burnsville Education Association (BEA), which represents the district’s teachers. 

Board and BEA representatives reached a tentative agreement on May 16, and BEA members voted to approve the new contract in early June.  

“As a Board, it’s always our goal to find contract agreements that value our employees while maintaining fiscal integrity of the district,” said Board Chair Eric Miller. “I think this contract will allow us to be competitive so we can attract and keep the best teachers, and at the same time, sustain the amazing programs and opportunities we can offer students and families.”

The new contract is retroactive to July 1, 2023 and continues through June 30, 2025. It brings a projected two-year total cost increase of $11.1 million, compared to 2022-23 costs. This includes an average salary and benefit increase of about $8,500 per year for each full time position. 

The contract includes some language changes, including adding Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten and Ready to Grow/Ready to Learn instructors to the BEA agreement, adjusting sick and safe time language to match new state laws, and clarifying language around traveling teachers and overloads.

The contract covers approximately 650 district employees, including teachers, nurses, psychologists, counselors and other licensed educators. 

Quick Facts

  • Contract duration: July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2025
  • Employees covered: Approximately 650
  • Projected cost increase: $11.1 million over two years, compared to 2022-23 cost
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