Oswego School District 308 teachers may soon be working under a new contract.

The OSD 308 Board of Education is set to vote on the new contract between the district and the Oswego Education Association, the district's teachers union, during their next meeting set for 7:30 p.m., Feb. 24, in the Community Room at Oswego East High School, 1525 Harvey Road.

The previous contract between the district and the OEA expired last June 30.

According to district officials, the OEA members must first vote to ratify the contract before it is sent to the Board or Education.

OEA officials have not yet responded to requests for information from the Oswego Ledger.

Earlier, OSD 308 Director of Communications and Public Relations Theresa Komitas declined to comment on the status of new contract talks between the district and OEA recently, but did confirm that "things are going well."

A status report on the negotiations was delivered to OEA representatives at a January 23 meeting. Minutes from that meeting, available on the OEA website, explained that the union bargaining team negotiating with the district had met Jan. 22 and were "getting very close to reaching an agreement."

The team met again Jan. 28, according to the meeting minutes, and was "hopeful and prepared to stay late in order to reach a final agreement," according to the OEA website.

There is a tab for a tentative contract agreement for 2019 to 2023 on the OEA website but requires a member log-in.

The OEA's four-year contract with the district that expired June 30 was approved in October 2015 with positive votes coming from 87 percent of the district's teachers.

The contract granted teachers annual average raises of three percent that included step and base salary increases.

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