Published in the July 1, 2016 edition

MELROSE — School officials and representatives of the Melrse Education Association agreed to a new three year contract for teachers this week.

Here is a press release.

“School Department officials are pleased to announce the achievement of a new three year collective bargaining agreement.

“The mutual goal throughout this process has been to negotiate an agreement that invests in our teachers, serves the needs of our children, and is in the interest of taxpayers. It is a collaborative agreement that serves the educational needs of our students, and recognizes the talent, perseverance, and commitment of our first-rate educators. It will provide our School Department administration with a pathway to work collaboratively with the Melrose Education Association to strengthen teaching and learning for all children. We appreciate that both the Melrose Education Association and the School Committee were willing to engage in Interest Based Bargaining that focused on the mutual interests of the students, staff, and community.

“We look forward to continuing the work of providing first class educational services and opportunities for all students in the Melrose Public Schools,” the statement concludes.