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Pay, safety negotiated by Bismarck teachers, district

May 20, 2019

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Salary and classroom safety are high on the list of topics for negotiations between the Bismarck school district and its teachers.

They’ll head back to the bargaining table later this week as they negotiate a 2-year contract. The Bismarck Education Association is seeking a 4 percent pay increase in each of the two years, while the district is proposing 1.6 percent the first year and 2 percent the second year.

The Bismarck Tribune says teachers are also concerned with classroom safety and want compensation for time lost, medical bills and damage to personal property for those injured on the job. The union surveyed teachers prior to negotiations and found a high number of them answered “yes” when asked if they’ve ever felt threatened or injured by a student.

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Information from: Bismarck Tribune, http://www.bismarcktribune.com

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