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Hubbard extends union contracts

HUBBARD — The Hubbard Board of Education has approved one-year contract extensions for both the teaching and non-teaching unions in the district.

Superintendent Ray Soloman said the new contracts are an extension to the current three-year agreements with the two unions, which expire June 30.

The new agreements are effective July 1 to June 30, 2022.

Soloman the teachers union represented by the Hubbard Education Association received a 1.5 percent pay increase and the non-teaching staff represented by the Ohio Association of Public School Employees Local 207 received a 2 percent pay increase.

The HEA represents 125 teachers and OAPSE represents 80 non-teaching staff including bus drivers, secretaries, custodians, aides and cafeteria staff.

Soloman said the pay increase for the teachers union will cost the district $260,467 and the pay increase for the non-teaching staff will cost the district $47,081.

Soloman said the base salary for a teacher at Step 0 with a bachelor’s degree will make $33,961. A teacher at Step 28 with a master’s degree and 30 additional hours and 28 or more years of teaching service will receive $71,318.

Soloman said plans are for negotiating new contracts in 2022.

In other business, the board is preparing for graduation 6 p.m. May 26 at the high school stadium.

Soloman said if there is rain, the graduation will be moved to 6 p.m. May 28, and if it also rains that day it’ll be 6 p.m. May 30.

He said officials wanted to keep a day between the dates in the event of rain.

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