Bedford Central Schools, Teachers’ Union Reach Deal | Bedford Real Estate



The Bedford Central School Board and the Bedford Teachers’ Association have reached a tentative agreement on a new three-year deal.

The deal will be retroactive to July 1 and continue through June 30, 2016, according to

Based on the new collective bargaining agreement, current teachers will receive “modified compensation,” though exact numbers were not announced. New teachers, however will be subject to a new compensation framework.

Current teachers on “step increases” will receive partial increases for the 2013-2014 and 2014-15 school years. A full step increase won’t take place until the 2015-2016 school year and will involve an off-schedule payment.

The new compensation structure is designed to comply with the state-mandated tax levy cap. The tax levy cap limits tax revenue increases to the lesser of 2 percent or inflation.

The previous four-year contract expired June 30.

Though the tentative agreement has been reached, it still requires formal approval. The union will vote on the deal in September; the school board will vote after the union.


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