Murphysboro Education Association

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Teachers in the Murphysboro School District have a new contract.

The Board of Education Tuesday night ratified the new deal. The teachers did the same last week.

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Teachers in the Murphysboro School District said yes Wednesday to a new one-year contract agreement with the administration.

Murphysboro Education Association spokesperson Melinda Pierson says the new deal includes a pay increase and some help from the district in offsetting the teachers' health insurance costs.

UPDATED AT 9:45 p.m. Oct. 1:

The Murphysboro CUSD 186 Facebook page says The Murphysboro Education Association and the School Board's Negotiation team met tonight. A tentative agreement was reached. There will be school Tuesday.

The union representing teachers in the Murphysboro School District has voted to authorize a strike.

The Murphysboro Education Association says the vote comes after a lack of progress in negotiations with the Board of Education, including the last session on August 16th with a federal mediator.