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Maumee teachers, board continue to fight over contract

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Teachers at a Maumee school board meeting. Teachers at a Maumee school board meeting.
MAUMEE, OH (Toledo News Now) -

Maumee teachers have been working without a contract since Jan. 1, 2013. Their battle over a contract continued Monday at the school board meeting.

A recent fact finder's report was not on the agenda Monday night, but before the board entered into a 2-hour executive session, Maumee Education Association (MEA) President Stacey Miller had strong words for board members.

Miller called the board's behavior the ‘height of arrogance.' She claims the school board is violating its new 3-year contract with teachers by changing when health insurance increases would be collected – from Jan. 1, 2014 to the first payroll in October – this Friday.

Maumee School Board President Glenn Rambo says that isn't the case.

"The [pay] increase for 2013, the teachers got 0 [percent], and for 2014 and 2015, two percent each year with January 1 of 2014 being the start date on the insurance premium. This is what we agreed to," Miller said.

"The report, as written, states that the contract for the MEA is effective January 1, 2013," Rambo said. "There is no other reference in the report to any other effective date for health insurance. Both parties voted on the report as written."

The report was first voted on by the board on Sept. 9 and by the MEA on Sept. 10. Rambo says it is effective from Jan. 1, 2013 until Dec. 31, 2015.

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