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Monroe County School Board and the United Teachers of Monroe announce a tentative agreement regarding the 2021-22 Teacher and School-Related Personnel contracts

     The Monroe County School Board (MCSB) and the United Teachers of Monroe (UTM) are pleased to announce a tentative agreement regarding the 2021-22 Teacher and School-Related Personnel (SRP) contracts. During the final negotiation session on Thursday, Oct. 7, after numerous sessions during the summer and fall months, representatives from the MCSB and UTM reached mutually agreed upon terms and conditions for teachers and school-related personnel (SRP) for the 2021-2022 school year.     

     Holly Hummell-Gorman, President of UTM stated, “We are very pleased with the results of our collaborative process.   We were able to agree upon well-deserved salary increases as well as improved language in both contracts for our hard-working teachers and school-related personnel.”  
   

      Superintendent Theresa Axford shared her sincere pleasure at the completion of the negotiations and had great praise for the Bargaining Team members on both sides, especially to Harry Russell who leads the MCSB Team. She further stated, “Our mutual commitment to a collaborative bargaining process continues to result in timely and fair agreements.  On behalf of the school board, I am pleased that we are able to provide excellent compensation increases to all of our employees.  We are an organization built upon the success of our outstanding employees.”  

     School Board Chairman John Dick noted, “I am pleased that we have reached an agreement at this time.  I am glad that our outstanding teachers and SRP’s are receiving the compensation increases and recognition for longevity of service that they truly deserve.”

         The tentative agreement will now be presented by the UTM at informational meetings to its membership with a ratification vote scheduled to take place in the next few weeks.  Upon ratification, the agreement will come back before the MCSB for final approval at their October 26 meeting.  Implementation of the new contract will then follow immediately with employees seeing the results in their November 30th payroll checks/notices.

          Pictured -   UTM President Holly Hummel-Gorman and MCSB Lead Negotiator shake hands after tentative contract agreements for the 2021-2022 school year were reached on October 7, 2021.

 For more information, contact.

Harry Russell, MCSB Lead Negotiator, Executive Director Personnel Support and Instructional Leadership (305) 293-1400, ext. 53330

Ms. Holly Hummell-Gorman, President, United Teachers of Monroe, 305-294-3876