JACKSON TWP.  During the regular meeting on Sept. 26, the Jackson Local Schools Board of Education approved a three-year tentative contract agreement with the Jackson Memorial Education Association (JMEA). The agreement is effective July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2022.

Superintendent Christopher DiLoreto said the teachers will receive a 3 percent pay increase each year and make a 13 percent contribution toward health insurance over the length of the contract.

OTHER ACTIONS:

- Approved four overnight field trips including two for the speech and debate team, one for the marine biology students and one for the culinary students to compete in Columbus. All at no cost to the board.

- Approved a pay rate of $25 an hour for certified teachers who go to students’ homes as a home instructor.

- Went into executive session to consider employment issues and to consider the purchase of property for public purposes, with no action taken.

UP NEXT: The Board will meet next at 5 p.m., Oct. 24 at the Sauder Elementary at 7503 Mudbrook NW in Massillon.