SUPERIOR - After a year of negotiations, Superior teachers have to take the raise the district is offering them.
The Superior school board voted Tuesday night to approve a two percent wage increase for Superior School District teachers.
"The school board reviewed what is our budget situation and what are we going to be able to offer all of our employees.The board decided we needed to move on forward because we couldn't come to an agreement," Janna Stevens, superintendent of the Superior School District said.
"It's not what we like, it certainly does not make us happy. We have illustrated to them that this was an actual loss in terms of buying power for the teachers for the third year in a row, but they're of course, looking to cut costs," Dana Parask, a representative for the Federation of Superior Teachers, said.
The state's allowable increase this year was calculated as 3.16 percent, based on the rise in cost of living.