In case you missed it in today's Inquirer, Neshaminy's teachers have a new contract after working for five years under an expired agreement.
The Neshaminy school board gave final approval to the contract Thursday night, officially ending the longest stalemate between a union and a district in recent state history.
The new deal, which lasts through June 2015, does not include retroactive pay for the district's teachers. (They taught without raises for half a decade). But the agreement significanlty increases salaries, paying teachers as much as their counterparts in Council Rock.
Neshaminy's teachers will lose some rare -- and expensive -- perks, however. They'll start contributing towards their health insurance premiums and the district will no longer give free health care to retirees with more than 10 years in the district.