Petersburg School District school board members and Superintendent pose at a Feb. 13, 2018 board meeting. (left-right) Board President, Mara Lutomski, board member Janine Gibbons, Superintendent Erica Kludt-Painter, board member Jay Lister, board member Sarah Holmgrain, board member Cheryl File. (Photo by Angela Denning/KFSK)

Petersburg School Board will meet Tuesday to vote on a spring budget revision as well as on teacher contracts for the next three school years.

The negotiated agreement between the teachers and the school district is a 36-page document. It details the labor agreement between the district and staff, both tenured and non-tenured. The contract would give a two percent pay increase from the base salary over the next three years–half a percent the first year, one percent the second year and half a percent the third year. The agreement also spells out requirements for paid leave. It also stipulates that tenured teachers would be told before March 15 if they’re not being retained. And a non-tenured teacher would be told before May 1.

There are 34 tenured teachers working at the district this year.

Before voting on the issue during the regular meeting at 7 o’clock, the school board plans to go into executive session to discuss it. The executive session will be held in a special meeting starting at 6:30 p.m. in the same place as the regular meeting, in the high school library.

Also at the regular meeting, the school board will be considering proposed budget changes from Finance Director Karen Quitslund. She’ll provide an overview of the changes and answer any questions about them.

The school board will also hear the monthly accounting report, which includes bills, payroll, electronic fund transfers and other financial details with the district.

There will be administrative reports from the superintendent, the principals, and the activities director.

The board will be asked to approve the hire of Timothy Shumway as the high school language arts teacher for next year.

There will also be a presentation by Sarah Dembs’ 5th grade class on Rubik’s Cube at the start of the school board meeting.

The board will be meeting in the high school library at 7 p.m. It is open to the public. KFSK will broadcast the meeting live.

Also, tune in Tuesday for Campus Connection, a call-in program with district officials who will be discussing the meeting agenda and other educational topics. Campus Connection follows the Midday Magazine at 12:30 p.m. The number to call for questions or comments is (907) 772-3808.