The Woodward News

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September 8, 2013

Board to approve new hires

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Woodward, Okla. — OTHER SCHOOL BOARD BUSINESS

In other action during Monday's meeting, the school board is slated to act on:

• a cash fund estimate of needs and request for appropriation for various bond funds, which Merchant described as "a formality saying we want the millage to pay off what we still owe from the 2008 bond issue;"

• payment of some 2012-2013 federal matching teacher retirement funds, because Merchant said that "an oversight" led to the district failing to make some matching retirement payments to "around 3" teachers last school year.  "We have to have special board action to make a payment for the previous year from the current year," he said.

• 2013-2014 Certified Negotiated Agreement between the district and the Woodward Education Association.  "Each year a negotiated agreement is ratified by both the teachers' union and the school board for the conditions of employment," Merchant said, noting the agreement outlines such things as teacher salaries, leave time and other benefits.

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