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New Contract Approved for Brick School Administrators

Brick Township Board of Education/Schools (Photo: Daniel Nee)

Brick Township Board of Education/Schools (Photo: Daniel Nee)

After two years of working without a contract, Brick’s school administrators reached a four-year pact with the Board of Education. The contract was approved Thursday night at a board meeting.

Under the contract, the administrators will receive zero increases retroactive to the 2013-14 and 2014-15 school years, and 3 percent raises for the 2015-16 and 2016-17 school years. The administrators made additional concessions beyond the zero increases for the first two years of the contract, including switching health insurance plans from the Direct 10 to the Direct 15 plan, which increases co-payments and reduces the portion of administrators’ premiums taxpayers must fund.

“It’s a very large concession on the part of the BTASA,” said Paul C. Kalac, an attorney who assisted the board with negotiations. “Both parties worked cooperatively to come up with that.”

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Administrators also gave up tuition reimbursements in exchange for the board paying the annual cost of their dues to the New Jersey Principals and Supervisors Association.

The four year contract was also a win for the district, officials said.

“We pushed it out another year, which is good, because if it was a three year deal we’d be negotiating with this unit again in about four months,” Kalac said.

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