The Pointe Coupee Parish teachers strike ends with tentative deal for a pay raise

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POINTE COUPEE PARISH, LA– (WVLA-WGMB)– It’s back to school in Pointe Coupee Parish. Teachers across the parish are reopening classrooms Thursday, after striking a deal with the school board that ends their walkout over pay. NBC Local 33’s Crystal Whitman has the report.

As part of a tax increase, the board okay’d a $6,000 pay raise, plus money for improvements.
Last month, the board voted to move those raises to January and cut them in half.
Some teachers sent a note to the board calling for a change last week, then didn’t show up to class on Friday, Tuesday and Wednesday after they say the board failed to act. Nelson says the striking teachers have reached a deal to end the walkout.

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