A few days after Dublin City Schools administrators announced that they would give back a 1.25-percent raise for the 2011-12 school year, the teachers union announced it would make the same concessions.

A few days after Dublin City Schools administrators announced that they would give back a 1.25-percent raise for the 2011-12 school year, the teachers union announced it would make the same concessions.

Superintendent David Axner announced May 25 that the Dublin Educators Association had voted to give back a 1.25-percent raise negotiated for the coming financial year.

"Today, members of the Dublin Educators Association took the budget crisis facing the Dublin City School District into their own hands," DEA president Kevin Griffin said in an email. "They voted overwhelmingly to cut their salaries and to give back to the district an estimated $1.9 million in previously negotiated raises. The members of the DEA took the action in an effort to save approximately 40 jobs that the district is anticipated to eliminate in an effort to reduce the effects of estimated cuts in the state funding."

The DEA represents more than 1,150 teachers, nurses, guidance counselors and speech therapists.

Griffin's email didn't mention step increases.

The district announced earlier today that it would put a levy on the November ballot.

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