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updated: 8/20/2013 3:52 PM

Grant High School teachers approve contract

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Teachers at Grant Community High School in Fox Lake have approved a new contract.

Lake County Federation of Teachers President Michael McGue said the Grant District 124 union members approved the contract in a vote Monday. District 124 board members ratified the deal at an Aug. 15 meeting.

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Superintendent Christine Sefcik said the agreement will run three years, but details are not expected to be released until Thursday. Bargaining sessions occurred over the summer.

Grant's average full-time teacher base salary was $65,635, just below the state's $66,614, according to the 2012 school report card. Grant had a student enrollment of nearly 1,900.

District 124 instructors had worked under a four-year contract that expired June 30. Under the 2012-13 academic year salary schedule, the lowest base salary for a teacher with no experience and a bachelor's degree was $34,751 and $73,529 on the high end for a 45-year instructor possessing a master's degree.

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