The union representing teachers in the South Middleton School District said Friday it is disappointed that the school board has rejected a fact-finding report.
The board rejected the report and recommendations made by a state-appointed fact finder on Monday, one day before union members voted to approve it.
By law, the school board and the union must take a second vote on the report no later than March 17.
The report called for a salary freeze during the first year of the contract, a 2.25 percent raise in the second year, and 2.5 percent increase in the third year of the contract.
The fact finder, however, did not recommend a district proposal to modify health care coverage with a rule to exclude many spouses with access to their own employer-provided plan. The report stated that further analysis was needed on the monetary impact to employees.
The teachers' previous contract expired June 30, 2012.