CHAMPION, Ohio (WKBN) – The union representing teachers in Champion Local Schools and the school board have reached a contract agreement.
The agreement was announced Friday. According to the Champion Education Association, “The new contract includes language that addresses the non-financial issues such as elementary planning time.”
Negotiations have been going on for months, with both sides trying to avoid a strike.
Superintendent John Grabowski said they are grateful the two sides have come to an agreement.
“It is with great pleasure that we are announcing the Champion Education Association voted this morning to ratify the tentative agreement reached earlier this week. School will begin on time and all extracurricular and sporting activities will be commencing without interruption. We are all excited to welcome our students back into school next week to continue to provide the best learning opportunities for all of our students,” Grabowksi wrote in a letter to parents, students, staff and the community.
Members of the Champion Education Association thanked the community for supported a fair resolution.
“I think a lot of people too a big sigh of relief, took a big deep breath and recognized that we are ready to move forward, and I think that’s a very positive thing for our entire school community,” Grabowski said.
Champion teachers say they’re looking forward to starting the new year on time
On August 10, the school board made its “best and final offer.” We are working to get details on the offer that teachers accepted.