The New Albany-Plain Local school board on July 24 approved a three-year contract for employees in the the Ohio Association of Public School Employees.

OAPSE represents about 250 district employees who aren't in teaching positions. (Teachers are represented by the Plain Local Education Association.) The contract is retroactive to July 1 and concludes June 30, 2020.

Under the new contract, OAPSE employees will receive a 1 percent base salary increase each of the three years in the contract, at an annual additional cost of about $50,000 for the district.

Read the Aug. 3 edition of the ThisWeek New Albany News for more on this story.

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