On October 13th, 2010, a quorum of over 100 MEA members voted to ratify a negotiated settlement agreement for a new two-year contract that will go into effect July 1, 2011. On Tuesday, October 19th, the Madison Board of Education also voted to approve this negotiated settlement. The contract reflects a 0.9 percent increase in salary in the contract’s first year with no step advances. In the second year of the agreement, there is a total wage increase of 2.8 percent which includes step movement. For details on this contract, including changes to insurance benefits, please see your building rep.