A 3.8 percent salary/benefits package increase has tentatively been approved for North Winneshiek teachers.

The North Winneshiek Education Association and the North Winneshiek School District have proposed the increase for the 2014-2015 school year.

It includes an $800 increase to the base salary, for a new base salary of $30,900. The total package increase is 3.78 percent.

The District will provide teachers with a $1,000 deductible health insurance plan that includes office and drug co-pays. Teachers also will continue to receive the following fringe benefits at district cost: single dental insurance, life insurance, accidental death/dismemberment and long term disability.

The North Winneshiek Community School Board will consider the contract agreement at its Monday, April 14, regular board meeting. The North Winneshiek Education Association will consider the agreement at its next meeting.