"Township residents made it clear in the 2011 Community Survey that attracting and retaining the highest quality teachers is a top priority for New Trier," Board President Al Dolinko said in a statement released by New Trier last week. "They also made it clear that they want the District to manage its resources wisely. This contract achieves both goals."
The new contract increases teachers' base salaries by 1.5 percent in the 2013-14 school year and by 1 percent in the 2014-15 and 2015-16 school years. The contract also reduces the District's benefits cost by shortening the health insurance premium obligations to retired teachers by a year, shifting more costs to teachers who choose the most expensive health insurance plan and eliminating the one percent pre-retirement salary increase in the fifth year before retirement.
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