Teachers Contracts To Be Voted On In September

The lon awaited contracts between the Lakewood Board of Education and Lakewood Education Association – the teachers union, are expected to be voted on next month, a board official tells TLS. The agreement, first introduced in June, will be for the next three years.

Frustrated teachers who have gone without a union contract for over a year, have held multiple protests outside the BOE offices in hopes of securing a new contract with raises for the teachers.

In June, board officials said that they have reached a tentative agreement, but that they were still ironing out the details of the contract. TLS.

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  1. it doesnt matter how long it has been! this is crazy! the teachers are there to teach the students! more then most of the lakewood teachers give lakewood students there ALL ! why cant people see that? i hope nothing but the best for lakewood teachers!

  2. to worried:

    There has been a complete freeze for two years. Along with this freeze there has been a reduction in staff. I believe the raise in year number one is less then 2 percent.
    Lakewood has lost a lot of really good young teachers over the past few years because;
    1. Lakewood is one of the lowest paying districts around
    2. Lakewood has the most salary guide steps of any district around
    3. the combination of previous administrators and board members made for a very hostile approach towards teachers.

    So it seems like number 3 may be changing for the better, but if you continue to offer the lowest salaries around, you will only retain the mediocre teachers.

  3. To Number 6: There was only a complete freeze on the salaries…the board didn’t freeze the contract because they started immediately deducting for health insurance, and it isn’t a small amount. So teachers have left in the last few years due to actually losing money and a hostile work environment. Other districts without a contract froze the entire contract and teachers didn’t pay into their health benefits until they received a new contract.

    Lakewood will continue to be the lowest paying even with a new contract and the steps will remain. The teachers are there for the students, always have been and always will be, that will never change!

  4. To all you wonderful teachers (my daughter is one; thank god, not in this district), Look for another position in the interim for a school district that will appreciate you (my daughter, niece, friend did it, you can too). Do you really want to drive through downtown Lakewood???

  5. Not everyone is afraid of taxes going up,only those who really want to see Lakewood schools go further down the drain. Lets all help to get the public schoo back up and running like a good school it can be . At the rate it is going all good teachers will be leaving for districts that work with their teachers,not like Lakewood against their teachers.

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