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Penalty fee of $130,000 draws near as BEA turns down tentative agreement with school district

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The Bemidji Education Association's membership voted 184-153 on Tuesday to reject a tentative contract agreement with the Bemidji School District for the 2009-10 and 2010-11 school years.


The District will incur a one-time state funding penalty fee of approximately $130,000 if the parties do not ratify and sign a contract by the statutory deadline of 11:59 p.m. Jan. 15.

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