Published Fri, Aug 17, 2012 7:14 am Dateline
Bus drivers, cafeteria workers and maintenance staff who work for the Athens City School District have a new contract.
The school board approved the agreement Thursday evening after the agreement had been ratified by the union membership earlier in the week.
Superintendent Carl Martin says it's a three year deal providing workers with pay raises of 1.75% over the three years.
Martin says the contract also calls for changes in the health insurance package.
He says the cost will go down for the district - by about $200,000 a year.
And the workers will pay smaller premiums.
The workers are represented by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees.