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MEA Ratifies Contract

Jan 17, 2014

Teachers in the Macomb School District are one step closer to having a new contract.

Members of the Macomb Education Association voted Friday to ratify the tentative agreement reached the day before with the school board.

Superintendent Patrick Twomey told Tri States Public Radio the contract is for three years, but MEA spokesperson Molly Selders declined to comment on the length of the pact or other details.

She said more information will be released after the school board approves the contract. The board is expected to hold a special meeting early next week to consider the deal.

Teachers have been working without a contract this school year and a federal mediator was brought in to help move along the negotiations.