The Support Staff agreement is a two-year agreement. The two year contract was negotiated so that in the future only one contract at any given time would be brought to the voters. This contract provides a 2% increase plus a step for each year of the contract. This contract will help us to remain competitive with area districts, attract and retain high quality staff, and protect the investment we have made in our current staffing. Our support staff plays a critical role in all areas of the school system. The estimated cost to the taxpayers for the first year of the contract is $0.07 per thousand in Kingston and $0.10 per thousand in Newton.
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