Going into contract negotiations this year, Windsor Locks school paraprofessionals expected difficulty because the school board would not share their proposed budget for the coming school year. The union also knew layoffs were possible. As of this writing a school budget has not been passed by the town.
Nevertheless, the union achieved a three-year contract with wage increases of 2 percent, 2 percent, and 1 percent. The school board wanted to cut the pay for substituting in half but ultimately agreed to retain the current contract language.