Coeur d’Alene reaches tentative contract agreement

The details are still under wraps, but administrators and teachers have reached a tentative contract agreement in Coeur d’Alene.

The agreement came Thursday, after a session with a federal mediator, the Coeur d’Alene Press reported.

Teachers have been working without a contract this month, as administrators and union negotiators remained hung up over several issues. One was the cost of health insurance. The district proposed shifting $500,000 in insurance costs to employees; union negotiators said this would result in a reduction in employee take-home pay.

Click here for an overview on the negotiations process.



Kevin Richert

Kevin Richert

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