Howell Public Schools and two of its unions have reached new two-year contracts.
The contracts cover the Howell Education Association (HEA), the district’s teacher’s union and the Howell Educational Support Personnel Association (HESPA), the district’s support personnel union. Both agreements include step increases for eligible employees in both contract years, a 5% wage increase in the first year, and a 4% wage increase in the second year.
“These contracts are fair and mutually beneficial to the district and the bargaining units l,” said Erin MacGregor, Howell Public Schools superintendent. “The wage increases included in the contracts are comparable to other districts in the region and will allow the district to remain competitive when we seek to hire and retain top teachers and staff. Through the hard work of the district, the HEA and the HESPA negotiation teams, we agreed to contracts that provide pay increases to our staff while allowing the district to remain fiscally responsible. I would like to thank the HEA and HESPA for their collaboration to work with the district in negotiating these contracts.”
Both the HEA and the HESPA contracts will be in effect until June 30, 2025.