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Lac qui Parle Valley misses teacher contract deadline, faces $25,000 fine


MADISON -- The Lac qui Parle Valley School District and its teachers have missed a state deadline for settling a new contract.

Districts that did not make the Friday deadline will be assessed a fine of $25 per pupil unit, about $25,000 in Lac qui Parle's case, according to Superintendent Brad Madsen.

The district and its teachers had been in mediation before the deadline. They had reached a tentative agreement which was not ratified by the teachers, he said.

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Linda Vanderwerf

I cover education issues for the West Central Tribune and have worked for the paper since 1995. I have worked in journalism since 1981.

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