The Rapid City School Board is imposing its final contract offer to teachers after months of negotiations failed to produce an agreement.
Rapid City Education Association President Sue Podoll says the teachers union decided it wasn't worth continuing the fight. But she says the imposed contract will mean less take-home money for many teachers.
The contract includes a 3 percent salary increase, a 2 percent one-time bonus and a 9.4 percent increase in teachers' health insurance premiums.
Podoll says the fact that the school district has dozens of unfilled positions is directly related to poor compensation.
Superintendent Tim Mitchell says the district has to do what it can with the limited resources it has. He says the district is using $6 million in reserves to cover its next budget.
Most Popular Today
- 1.Retail & Restaurants
Valentino's Restaurant For Sale
- 2.Retail & Restaurants
Long John Silver's Closes, Building For Sale
US Agency Warns Car Owners To Get Air Bags Fixed
- 4.Gas & Energy
Northwest SD Cooperatives To Bury Blizzard-Plagued Lines
- 5.Tourism, Outdoors
Northeast Hunting Successful So Far
Monday Morning Business Brief
Monday Afternoon Business Brief
Understanding Apple Pay
Monday Evening Business Brief
BBB Alert: World Series Ticket Warning