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Akron teachers ratify contract after two-year negotiations
Akron school board to vote on Monday night
by WKSU's KABIR BHATIA


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Kabir Bhatia
 
In The Region:

The Akron School Board votes Monday night on a new contract, a year-and-a-half after the old one expired. 

The teachers’ union overwhelmingly approved the deal Sunday night.

An arbitrator put together the new contract after the two sides could not agree on salary, health insurance costs and whether to include binding arbitration in future deals.

During the nearly two-year negotiations, Akron voters approved a 7.9-mill levy and the district received the maximum increase in funding under the new state budget.

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