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Please support new contract proposal for Ashland's teachers

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To The Daily Sun,

Once again, the Ashland School Board would like to sincerely thank voters of Ashland for their overwhelming support of the school district's budget for 2013-2014. And, once again, the board asks for your support. The school board and teachers will ask voters to reconsider the proposed teachers' contract beginning with a Deliberative (First) Session of a special school district meeting to be held September 3.

Many of Ashland Elementary School's teachers have been with the district for over 20 years, providing dedicated service to your children. The proposed contract offers the teachers a 5.5 percent increase in salaries over three years. The board and administration have worked hard to keep the general budget lean with the hope that voters would support this collective bargaining agreement. Our belief is that teachers make Ashland Elementary School a great school for your children. We ask for your support by attending the deliberative session on September 3, 2013, and by voting "Yes" on October 1, 2013, on the proposed teachers' contract. Thank you.

The Ashland School Board