Stoughton Area School District teachers will get a base wage increase of 2.13 percent this school year after the school board unanimously approved the Stoughton Educational Association contract Monday night.

The contracts are retroactive to July 1. The agreement, which runs through June 30, 2019, does not include staff members hired for this 2018-19 school year.

School board president Frank Sullivan told the Hub the board is “very happy” to set the staff salaries so early in the school year.

“In previous years, these negotiations have dragged on far longer than they needed to,” he wrote in an email.

Sullivan said the board is also pleased with the “spirit in which both sides conducted these negotiations.”

Email Unified Newspaper Group reporter Scott De Laruelle at scott.delaruelle@wcinet.com.