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New contracts for two Farmington school employee groups

Farmington's principals and administrative support staff have new contracts following a Monday night vote by the Farmington School Board.

Farmington School Board members approved the two deals at their regular meeting Monday night.

The contract for principals includes a 2 percent salary increase for all principals in the first year of the two-year deal and a $380 increase in the second year. The district's three secondary principals will receive an additional 2 percent increase to their base salaries in the second year.

The new contract also reduces one high school assistant principal position from year-round to 235 days and reduces other principal positions by five days in the second year.

Principals will receive a $750 increase each year in district contributions to 403B accounts. District human resources director Mary Ann Thomas said that increase is in lieu of providing post-retirement health insurance.

The deal for administrative support staff includes a 1 percent raise in each year of the deal and in the second year increases district contributions to health care coverage to $7,300 for single coverage and $8,500 for dependent coverage.

Board member Tim Burke was the only one to oppose the new contracts. He urged the district to reconsider the benefits it offers employees.

Nathan Hansen

Nathan Hansen has been a reporter and editor with the Farmington Independent and the Rosemount Town Pages since 1997. He is very tall.

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