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POLAND, Ohio -  Coming off a two-year pay freeze, Poland school teachers and staff have approved the terms of a tentative contract.

Members of the Poland Education Association voted on Friday to ratify an agreement that includes pay raises of less than one percent for each year of a three year contract.

They'll also pay more for health care and contribute more toward their pensions.

 The union voted down a contract offer in December.

"We just wanted to get something where all the teachers were not going to lose as much take home pay as what we have done in the past two years.", said PEA president Ron Rowe.

The board education will vote on the contract next week.

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