Danville officials work to pass school pay raises

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DANVILLE, Ill. (WAND) - Officials in Danville worked quickly to try and pass school pay raises.

The Danville Education Association wanted an agreement in place a day before Gov. Bruce Rauner was expected to sign a new state budget into law in order to give members annual raises averaging 4 or 5 percent.

The board voted unanimously for the new deal, which will run from July 1 through June 30, 2021.

Board members said they were excited by fact an agreement was able to be reached so quickly.

The DEA represents about 600 certified and non-certified staff members.

The current contract is set to expire at the end of this month.

The board also approved raises for district administrators.

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