The Warren County School District and the Warren County Education Association have reached a new contract.

Board members voted to approve it Monday evening.

The new, four-year contract is retroactive, taking the place of the agreement that expired at the end of June 2019. The new collective bargaining agreement runs through June 30, 2022.

The school district said it has been working with the Education Association over the last year to find a compromise that achieved some of the teachers’ goals and took into consideration the district’s finances while keeping students a priority.

The agreement provides raises averaging just over 2.5 percent per year for the term of the contract.

A health insurance compromise is saving the district some money while having as little impact on the teachers as possible, according to the school district. Starting July 1, 2020, the health plan will include increased co-payments for items like doctor visits and prescription drugs.

The new contract also addresses a number of other matters including work schedules, leaves of absence and pay for extra duties.