Rockford Public Schools teachers ratify contract

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- Rockford Public Schools teachers voted Monday in favor of a proposed contract agreement.

The contract was approved by a five-to-one margin with more than 1800 votes cast. Teachers voted throughout the day in their buildings.

The contract will now go to the Rockford School Board for final approval. Some of the highlights of the three-year-deal include a 5-percent pay raise for teachers. There will be a cap on health insurance costs.

The teachers have been working without a contract throughout the year.