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Wage freeze for teachers starting to melt

School districts could compete to hire and keep best teachers

8:40 PM, Apr. 27, 2013
Wausau East High School librarian Paula Hase, right, works with a student using computer software at the high school Wednesday.
Wausau East High School librarian Paula Hase, right, works with a student using computer software at the high school Wednesday.
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A warming front seems to be rolling across the salary freeze that many north central Wisconsin teachers have been working under for the past couple of years.

The Mosinee School Board, for example, approved a salary increase of a total of 2 percent for its teachers, administrators and other staff members, taking effect July 1, after two years of stagnant employee salaries.

And administrators at the other three large school districts in north central Wisconsin - Wausau, Merrill and D.C. Everest - say they hope they can find enough financial wiggle room to increase teacher pay, though ...

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