New Contract For Athens City School Workers

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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.