SOUTH KINGSTOWN - After months of contentious school negotiations, the South Kingstown School Committee and NEA-South Kingstown have agreed to and ratified the collective bargaining agreement, settling a new three year contract for 2011 to 2014.
The NEA-SK union membership ratified the agreement last Thursday, Aug. 11 and the school committee followed, approving the agreement in a 6 to 0 vote at Tuesday night’s school committee meeting. The new contract begins Sept. 1.
The agreement comes just before the Aug. 31 deadline, when the last contract was to expire.
For more information on the details of the contract, including whether the new state teacher evaluation and Basic Education Plan policies went into place, pick up a copy of Friday's The Narragansett Times.