ND teacher pension deadlock may be resolvedBISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A deadlock over North Dakota teacher pension fund contributions has been resolved.
By: The Associated Press, The Jamestown Sun
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A deadlock over North Dakota teacher pension fund contributions has been resolved. Now, lawmakers will find out whether the state House will accept the deal.
The North Dakota House and Senate have both approved a plan to raise teacher pension contributions.
They're arguing about whether teachers should have the option of having their share of the increase paid by the school board, instead of getting higher pay.
Some North Dakota school boards now pay the teacher's share of pension contributions instead of giving a salary increase.
House negotiators wanted to put the teachers’ share of the new pension increase off limits in contract talks.
But on Friday, House negotiators agreed to let the increase be part of contract bargaining.
The House and Senate will vote on the plan next week.