After two of sessions with a federal mediator, the union representing Shawnee Mission teachers says it's reached a deal with the district.
The two sides declared an impasse back in July and met with the mediator once last month and then finalized the tentative deal last Thursday.
Shawnee Mission will put 0.65 percent more into salaries in the new contract, says union president Linda Sieck. That will cost the district, she says, about $2.9 million dollars more this year.
Sieck says this is a modest increase but everyone is worried about the worsening Kansas budget.