BAY VILLAGE, Ohio - The Bay Village School Board approved a new contract with teachers this week that runs through the next three years.
Superintendent Clinton Keener said it took less than a week to reach an agreement because there weren't any major issues, like budget cuts, to strain relationships.
"There was no need for drawn out negotiations," he said, "but again there was not a big barrier there."
Keener said the biggest issue was a change in health care.
"It's nice that they can do it," said Kathy Dixon, who has a child in Bay Village Schools, "get it over with and make decisions and not have to have it go on for weeks and weeks."
There hasn't always been this spirit of cooperation in Bay Village. Back in 1992, teachers went on strike in a contract dispute. Since then, however, the wounds have healed and according to Keener, there's now transparency and trust.
"Eventually you recover," he said, " because you focus on the children and their needs and you focus on the community and then you return back to your core mission."
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