COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVN)--The Columbus City School district has reached a new agreement with the union that represents thousands of support workers.
The school board unanimously approved the new contract Tuesday, at the request of Superintendent Dr. Talisa Dixon.
The contract with the Columbus School Employees Association runs through July of 2023. It includes a 3% pay increase for the current school year, and another 2.25% increase for the 2022-23 school year.
Thousands of workers will also receive a $2,000 "retention and recruitment" bonus. More than 1,000 employees will also go from 7-hour workdays to 8-hour workdays.
The union represents CCS bus drivers, custodians, teachers aides, food service workers, and other support staff.