WEATHERSFIELD — The Weathersfield Board of Education has ratified a new three-year contract with the district’s 62-member teachers’ union.
The new agreement with the Mineral Ridge Education Association, effective July 2022 to June 2025, includes pay raises over the three years.
Treasurer Steve Haynie said the teachers will receive a 2.75 percent pay increase the first year, and 3 percent in both the second and third years.
He said cost to the district for the pay raises is approximately $170,000 per year.
The starting salary for a teacher with bachelor’s degree and no experience is $34,546, and the top pay for a teacher with a master’s degree plus 18 hours and 34 years of teaching experience is $89,819.
Haynie said the teachers pay 20 percent toward their insurance premium. He said the association already has ratified the agreement.
In other business, the board hired various coaches for the 2022-23 year, including Eric Harper as the new boys varsity basketball coach; Ron Toth as varsity cross country head coach; Shawn Brown as boys varsity golf coach; Nicholas Flaviano as girls varsity golf coach; and Ted Gaydosh as varsity soccer coach.
Harper is replacing Gary Pugh, who has stepped down after three years of service as boys varsity basketball coach.
Harper was the assistant varsity basketball coach this past season.
Officials also announced the Joe Lane Track Invitational originally scheduled for today has been canceled due to cold weather.