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Jamestown Public Board Approves 1-Year Contract

Teachers in the Jamestown Public Schools District will receive a 2 percent raise.

In a special meeting Tuesday, the JPS Board of Education ratified a one-year contact with the Jamestown Teachers Association.

Board President Paul Abbott said the one-dear deal gives JTA and the administration an opportunity to work toward a long-term contract.

Administrators and the JTA had been in negotiations for about four months, Abbott said.

“It was an agreement reached between the Jamestown public Schools Administration and the Jamestown Teachers Association. It gives us an opportunity to continue to work toward a long term contract that will help us within our budget planning,” Abbott said.

Abbott added that the two sides will continue to negotiate.

“This gives them (teachers) a contract through June 30 of 2025, and we will continue our negotiations for contracts beyond July 1 of next year,” Abbott said.

In a roll call vote, Abbott, Vice President Joe Pawelski, and board members Frank Galeazzo, Nina Karbacka, John Panebianco, and Christine Schnars all voted in favor of the resolution. Board member Joseph Calimeri was absent.

The next scheduled JPS meeting is Tuesday at Jefferson Middle School.

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