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Posted on Tue, Sep 11, 2012 : 4:30 p.m.

Ypsilanti school board ratifies contract with administrators union

By Danielle Arndt

Principals and administrators at Ypsilanti Public Schools will see a 9.3 percent wage reduction for the 2012-13 academic year.

The Board of Education approved a one-year contract with the Ypsilanti Principals and Administrators Association at Monday’s regular board meeting.

School officials reached a tentative agreement with union leaders on Aug. 5. The full union membership did not vote on the contract until Aug. 27.

The approved contract also will reduce union employees' benefits, placing a $13,000 hard cap on the district's contribution for all dental, vision, medical, prescription and life insurance coverage.

The Ypsilanti Educators Association agreed to the same $13,000 cap on benefits when its members approved their new contract earlier this year. The YEA also took a 10 percent pay cut and a 12.3 percent reduction to its salary scale.

Danielle Arndt covers K-12 education for Follow her on Twitter @DanielleArndt or email her at



Wed, Sep 12, 2012 : 1:28 a.m.

So the principals and administrators take a smaller cut than the teachers?

tom swift jr.

Wed, Sep 12, 2012 : 12:26 a.m.

Interesting in that, when education unions agree to a REDUCTION in pay and benefits, there isn't a single comment here. Had they been given a raise all heck would have broken loose about "overpaid" educators. To the staff at Ypsilanti, you have my admiration for being willing to take this step.