Wednesday, March 5
(St. Paul, MN) -- A new contract is now in the hands of the school board in St. Paul. The St. Paul Federation of Teachers overwhelmingly ratified the deal on Tuesday, with more than 95-percent voting in favor. The school board will vote on March 18. The new contract includes consistent limits on class sizes, a six-point-eight-percent increase in wages and benefits over the length of the deal, and new jobs such as licensed media specialists, elementary counselors and social workers.