The Olentangy school board on Oct. 27 unanimously approved a one-year contract extension with the Olentangy Teachers Association that is expected to save the district about $1.3-million because it includes no base pay increases.

The Olentangy school board on Oct. 27 unanimously approved a one-year contract extension with the Olentangy Teachers Association that is expected to save the district about $1.3-million because it includes no base pay increases.

The estimated savings are based on what would have been a projected 2-percent salary increase, officials said. Earlier this year, administrators earlier unionized and non-unionized classified workers also agreed to work without any base pay increases saving the district an estimated $706,000 for the 2010-11 school year.

Step increases for teachers and others staff members remain in effect.

The contract extension for the 1,058 teachers in the district runs from July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2012. The current three-year contract was approved in 2008 and was to expire on June 30, 2011.

For the full story, see the Nov. 4 edition of ThisWeek.