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Board approves contract extension with unions, Special ed teacher garners national award

Board approves contract extension with unions

The Forest Grove School Board unanimously approved one-year contract extensions with both of its employee unions on Monday. Members of the Forest Grove Education Association and the local chapter of the Oregon School Employees Association are due to vote this week on the new collective bargaining agreements, hammered out with the district over the summer. The tentative pacts bring salary levels for both employee groups back to 2010-11 levels before they were cut due to revenue shortfalls.

Special ed teacher garners national award

Special education teacher Janelle Mayo recently received the National Association of Special Education Teachers' 'Outstanding Special Education Teacher Award,' Forest Grove School District officials have announced.