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Nashua para-educators reach tentative three-year deal

October 18. 2017 1:53AM
Drivers head out on their afternoon routes at the Nashua School District school bus lot in November. (DAVID LANE/UNION LEADER File)

NASHUA — The Nashua Teachers’ Union and administrators announced a tentative three-year agreement for para-educators Tuesday.

The plan would provide an annual 2.7 percent increase in salaries for the Unit B Para-educator’s Union, Local 1044 of the American Federation of Teachers.

“Para-educators are an important key to the support of our students, particularly those with special needs and we are pleased that we were able to make progress on so many issues in one contract cycle,” said Robert Hallowell, Nashua Board of Education member and representative.

The contract goes to the Nashua Board of Aldermen and Mayor James Donchess for a vote on final ratification.

“I am pleased that the para-contract is settled and I want to thank BOE members and union representatives for their support of our para-educators,” said Nashua Superintendent of Schools Jahmal Mosley.

Union officials said the contract also addresses an inequity in health care coverage for these employees.

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