BOE, NTU reach tentative deal on four-year contract

NASHUA – The Nashua Board of Education, under newly-elected leadership, and the Nashua Teachers’ Union announced Saturday morning they have reached a tentative four-year contract agreement.

Nashua teachers have been working without a contract since Aug. 31.

There was another tentative offer on the table that was rejected by the NTU. Despite BOE approval, NTU voted 357-269 against that deal on Sept. 23.

Saturday’s agreement addresses placement on salary schedule and step schedule issues that arose during years when steps were frozen.

“This is something we can both live with,” BOE member Gloria Timmons, a negotiating team member, said. “Our teachers are valued, and we are pleased that we were able to make progress and come to a sound tentative

agreement.”

Superintendent of Schools Jahmal Mosley is happy with the anticipated resolution to the contract

negotiations.

“I am filled with elation that the contract is settled, and I want to thank BOE members and union representatives for their support of our teachers,” Mosley said. “This is a first step to bringing peace to the school district.”

“I am pleased to bring a tentative four-year agreement to the union membership for their approval,” NTU President Adam Marcoux said. “I look forward to its passage.”

An approved contract will then move to the Nashua Board of Aldermen and to Mayor Jim Donchess for final ratification.