WOBURN, MA — Unionized teachers at Woburn Public Schools receive 2 percent increases each year on a three-year contract ratified by the school board. Both sides and Mayor Scott Galvin praised the deal, according to the Daily Times Chronicle. The agreement includes additional preparation time for primary school teachers and a retroactive two percent increase for this year. The new agreement expires at the beginning of the 2020-2021 school year. The two sides also agreed to consider a proposal to extend the extended preparation time for college teachers in the future. In 2016, the last time teachers received a new contract, the union carried out a working action to the rule as both sides struggled to reach an agreement. “I think everyone will agree that this is in the interest of teachers, taxpayers and especially students. There are a lot of good things for students,” Galvin told the Times Chronicle, which first covered this story. For more information on this story, see the Daily Times Chronicle. .