Laconia teachers agree to 3-year deal but no details will be released until April 16

LACONIA — School Superintendent Bob Champlin said that all three unions in SAU 80 voted yesterday to ratify three-year collective bargaining agreements that will take effect on July 1.
He said the next step is to take the ratified contract to the April 16 School Board meeting where it will be discussed and voted up-or down by the seven member School Board.
Other than saying all three unions that represent a total of about 300 employees voted in favor of the contract, he said the details of the contracts will remain undisclosed until the School Board votes.
Three unions represent non management employees in the School District. The Laconia Education Association represents the teachers and Champlin said it has just over 200 members. The Education Assistants of Laconia (EAL) represent the paraprofessionals, about 75 people, and secretaries and the Laconia Association of Support Staff. Another group of 20 is composed of custodians. They are all under the umbrella of the N.H. Chapter of the National Education Association (NEA).