MARYSVILLE, Mich. — A new teachers contract comes with $950,000 of savings next year for Marysville Public Schools, according to The Voice.

Part of the savings comes from delaying a 1 percent raise by a year, The Voice reported. Teachers will instead see their raise take effect during the fourth quarter of the 2013-2014 school year.

The district also found savings by requiring teachers to pay 20 percent of their health care premium. According to The Voice, teachers can choose between two insurance plans, both offered by union-affiliated MESSA. Teachers who select the more expensive plan will have to cover the difference in premiums.

"This speaks volumes, to our teachers' dedication to our community and students,” Superintendent James Cain told The Voice.

SOURCE:

The Voice, “M'ville approves teacher concessions,” March 14, 2012

FURTHER READING:

Mackinac Center for Public Policy, “Schools Should Fund Learning, Not Insurance Companies,” Jan. 9, 2012

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