Pelican Rapids teachers accept contract
PELICAN RAPIDS -- On the heels of two failed school levy votes in as many years, teachers in Pelican Rapids have accepted a "soft freeze": The district will honor seniority pay increases but offer no cost-of-living or benefits increases.
The local teachers group had requested some help from the state Bureau of Mediation Services, whose winter schedule was filling up fast. But the two sides settled the two-year contract before a state mediator arrived.
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