The Boyertown and Upper Perk teachers have agreed to a wage free to help both districts plug their budget deficits. The savings realized will be in the millions of dollars!
Boyertown has a $6.5 million budget deficit and Upper Perkiomen has a $1.5 million deficit. Boyertown teachers agreed to forgo raises for this year and next year. This will save the district about $3 million each year.
Upper Perkiomen teachers approved a wage freeze for the 2012-2013 school year. This should save the Upper Perk nearly $500,000 dollars.
Pottstown administrators have agree to a wage freeze but we are still waiting to see what direction the contract negotiations will take with the teacher’s union.