Westfield teachers will receive a 2 percent salary increase, but contribute
more to their health insurance under a new one-year contract agreed upon by The
Westfield Board of Education and the Westfield Education Association on
The average settlement rate this year for teacher contracts in New Jersey is 2.5 percent, according to the Westfield Board of Education.
The new contract covers the period of time between July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014 and will save approximately $760,000 for the 2013-14 school year, according to Business Administrator Dana Sullivan.
“Although negotiations are never easy, the Westfield Education Association is pleased to announce that we have reached an agreement with the Westfield Board of Education on a successor contract,” WEA President Kim Schumacher said in a release. “We look forward to doing what we do best...educating the students of Westfield.”
Board of Education Negotiations Chairperson Ginny Leiz added that the school year can begin with emphasis “where it belongs,” on student learning now that the negotiations are settled.