Quaker Valley School Board Approves Four-Year Contract with the Quaker Valley Education Association

The Quaker Valley Board of School Directors voted on Monday, January 22, 2024 to ratify a four-year collective bargaining agreement with their teachers and employees under the Quaker Valley Education Association. The action item passed unanimously with all Board members present.

“We are pleased about reaching an agreement with our Quaker Valley Education Association,” Superintendent Dr. Tammy Andreyko stated. “This contract signals our commitment to our teachers, librarians, nurses, coaches, and all of the other staff covered under this bargaining agreement. We believe it acknowledges how much we value our staff and appreciate their tireless efforts to give the best to our students every day. We look forward to continued collaboration with the teachers now and in the future.”

The contract was approved by QVEA employees on January 22, 2024 and will impact 164 professionals across the District.

“This has been a long process. I think every piece of this contract has been touched, edited, and reviewed,” said Chair of the School Board Personnel Committee Kati Doebler.

“The QVEA contract is the culmination of hard work by QVEA leadership, Quaker Valley's administration, and members of the school board who attended a number of the negotiation sessions,” reflected Board President Jon Kuzma. “The outcome balances the interests of our teachers, taxpayers, and students. The decision underscores our unwavering commitment to supporting our educators, ensuring they have the resources and conditions necessary to provide the highest quality education to our students.”

The period covered by the contract is July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2027, replacing the previous contract, which expired June 30, 2023. The increase to the salary schedule for teachers is 3.88% across the 4-year term. The agreement also provides for increased healthcare contributions as healthcare premiums continue to rise. 

“We are pleased that the agreement provides salary increases for all teachers while making fiscally responsible decisions for the District,” said Stefanie McKissic, Director of Human Resources.