Warwick School Committee approves new contract with teachers
Nov. 15, 2017
WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — The Warwick School Committee has approved a new contract with the city's teachers' union.
The committee on Tuesday actually approved two contracts, one for the last two years when teachers worked without a contract, a new one for the next three years.
Details of the contracts have not been disclosed.
The union now has 10 days to ratify the deals. Union President Darlene Netcoh says a ratification vote has not been scheduled.
The sometimes contentious labor dispute centered on class sizes, pay raises, workloads and sick time.
Five city schools were closed for a day each last month because so many teachers called in sick during what the school district said were organized "sick-outs." But the union said there was no official union action.