Jackson Local school board members approved a new contract with the district's classified employees during a meeting on Sept. 27.

JACKSON TWP.  The Jackson Local school board approved a new 3-year contract with the district's classified employees Tuesday.

The deal includes a 2 percent pay raise in each contract year, Superintendent Chris DiLoreto told board members.

The agreement takes effect July 1, 2017, and runs through June 30, 2020. Union members, who still have a year on their current contract, approved the tentative agreement last week.

DiLoreto said there were no changes to the contract language.

The agreement covers about 300 full- and part-time employees who work as secretaries, cooks, custodians, bus drivers and other service-related jobs.

In other business, the school board:

• Reviewed and approved the spending plan for the current school year. Total funds are more than $66.7 million, while the general fund is more than $52.7 million. The plan covers 27 payrolls and includes funds to pay for school buses purchased during the previous school year.

• Conducted an executive session to consider the dismissal of an employee, then during regular session approved the dismissal. DiLoreto said the employee had moved from the area but failed to submit a resignation, leading to the dismissal action.

• Approved two overnight trips for the speech and debate team. The team's booster club will pay for the trip.

• Set the next meeting for 5 p.m. on Oct. 25 at Sauder Elementary School.