BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The board of education approved a memorandum of agreement with the Bridgewater-Raritan Supervisors Association Sept. 26 with a 2.35 percent salary increase for each of the three years of the contract.
The agreement was signed by both parties’ negotiations teams Sept. 13, and a formal approval of the contract will be coming soon.
According to board of education president Jill Gladstone, the agreement also includes a move to the Horizon 15 Health Insurance Coverage Plan, with employee contributions remaining at the tier four rates.
“The annual percentage increase mirrors what our other administrators’ bargaining unit, the Bridgewater-Raritan Principals Association, had agreed to and the switch in health insurance is now in line with all other district staff,” she said.
The agreement covers from July 1, 2016, retroactively, through June 30, 2019.
Gladstone said the process of coming to a contract agreement began over a year ago, with the board’s negotiating committee, Ann Marie Mead, Jacquie Barlow and Jeffrey Brookner, as well as the Supervisors Association Negotiations Committee.