The Three Village Board of Education on Tuesday approved new labor agreements with the district's nurses and cafeteria staff, who had been working under long-expired contracts.
According to Jeff Carlson, assistant superintendent for business services, both new contracts are "not substantially different" from their predecessors, but they represent the culmination of negotiations that have stretched back as far as June of 2008.
For the cafeteria staff, members of the Civil Service Employee's Association who have been working without a contract since June of 2010, the school board approved a five-year contract retroactive to the 2010-2011 school year.
For the school nurses, members of the Three Village Registered Professional Nurses' Association who have been working without a contract since June of 2008, the school board approved a six-year contract retroactive to the 2008-2009 school year.
According to the agreements, both groups of employees will pay more toward health benefits to go with zero percent to 2.25 percent increases.