On Wednesday night, Chappaqua's school board unanimously ratified a new, 2-year contract with the district's administrators' union.
The deal with the Chappaqua Administrators' Association (CAA), which the union also approved, will run for the 2013-14 and 2014-15 school years. It will include annual salary increases of 1.70 percent.
The agreement also allows for raising employee health insurance contributions from the current 15-percent level to 16.25 percent for the 2013-14 school year and then 17.50 percent for the 2014-15 year. In addition, the deal will result in shifting a $400 reimbursement for annual phyiscal exams to be used for a longevity stipend.
The CAA represents school principals, assistant principals and what are called "non-aligned administrative personnel."
“I am highly appreciative of our administrators for stepping up in support of our school community," Superintendent Lyn McKay said at the board meeting.
School board President Victoria Tipp was appreciative of the deal, saying that it “continues to address the goals of continued academic excellence and fiscal responsibility in a way that maintains a sustainable structure for our district to move forward.”
The deal is the second of its kind for the school district in less than a month. At its Feb. 27 meeting, a similar deal was reached with the teachers' union, the Chappaqua Congress of Teachers. That agreement calls for salary raises of 1.69 percent for 2013-14 and 1.72 percent for 2013-14. It also has insurance contribution rate increases from 11 percent now to 12.25 percent for next year and 13.50 percent for 2014-15.