Contracts are once again ink on paper for the Culver Community Schools Corporation. After a team of administrators and the Culver Community Teacher’s Association went through a series of negotiations, a contract has finally been ratified by both the CCTA and the school board.
Superintendent Brad Schuldt praised the CCTA highly for their efforts in the negotiation, and their drive to help the corporation by making some concessions in producing this contract. The contract that was approved included no raises for the staff, including incremental raises which are given annually based on years of experience—a first since collective bargaining has been in effect. In addition, they agreed to contribute more of their own money to cover their insurance plans. Schuldt was impressed with the teachers’ willingness to cooperate in the contract negotiations.
“They are very understanding of the situation of the corporation, and by them doing that, hopefully we can keep more teachers on staff and not have such a reduction in the future,” said Schuldt.
The contract was approved for one year in a unanimous vote by the board, and every board member commended the teachers on their willingness to make sacrifices for the corporation.