At meetings held today, September 11, 2018, the Mt. Lebanon School Board and the Mt. Lebanon Education Association ratified a 5-year Collective Bargaining Agreement for our District teachers. Mt. Lebanon School Board President, Mike Riemer and Peter Bouvy, President of the Mt. Lebanon Education Association release the following joint statement:
"We are pleased that the Association and School District were able to reach a 5-year Collective Bargaining Agreement that provides continued superior education for the students of the Mt. Lebanon School District and ensures a positive working environment for our teachers while maintaining fiscal accountability for the taxpayers of the School District."The agreement term is July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2023. The 5-year average cost is 3.9%, which includes the built-in costs carrying over from the former agreement and is consistent with the financial parameters set by the Board. The agreement provides teachers with additional preparation opportunities during the work day, minimizes teacher absences during the student day and ensures that the Mt. Lebanon School District will continue to provide a premier education program for its students while offering a collaborative work environment for its teachers.