Back to School for Harvard

School Desk

Since April Harvard teachers have been negotiating a new two-year contract. Last Tuesday teachers hit the picket lines. But after Monday, both teachers and students will be back to school.

For the past week teachers and students put learning on hold to fight for teachers rights to higher pay and better benefits.

After a weekend of negotiations almost ninety percent voted yes to a new two-year contract.

First year salaries were a major sticking point. Under the new contract first year teachers will make $27,000. Blue Cross Blue Shield will provide benefits.

Since the vote, Harvard High School football team is already back on the field practicing. The 2,400 students affected by the strike will be back in school Tuesday.