Smaller Class Sizes In St. Paul Teacher Contract

(St. Paul, MN) -- Classes will get smaller and teachers will be paid more money in St. Paul thanks to the tentative contract agreement reached last week. Details were shared Monday with the school board, increasing wages and benefits for teachers by eight-point-six-percent and creating 42 new full-time jobs. The union will vote on March 4th, with the school board set to vote on March 18. Before the deal was struck, teachers were planning to hold a strike authorization vote on Monday.