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MSD of Wayne Township teachers agree to new bargaining agreement

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — The Wayne Township Classroom Teachers Association membership and the MSD Wayne Board of Education have approved a two-year collective bargaining agreement.

The agreement will provide $4.9 million in additional compensation and an average teacher pay raise of 7.6%, according to MSD of Wayne Township.

Teachers will receive raises of $1,000 totaling $1.4 million in additional compensation.

Educators will also receive a third personal day and the opportunity to earn an additional personal day by accumulating 16 hours of service during the school year.

The May 2019 property tax referendum approved by voters in Wayne Township helped to fund the agreement.


2 Columbus police officers arrested, facing charges of misconduct, ghost employment

COLUMBUS, Ind. (WISH) — Two Columbus police officers have been arrested on multiple charges including official misconduct and ghost employment.

According to Indiana State Police, Dan Meister and Ron May were arrested for allegedly working off-duty security jobs while also working on duty with the Columbus Police Department. An investigation into the officers began in November 2018 after a request was made by the Columbus Police Department.

Lt. Dan Meister and Sgt. Ron May allegedly worked overlapping shifts for both the police department and Columbus Regional Hospital between February 2015 and August 2018. The officers were paid by CPD and the hospital for the same hours worked on multiple occasions.

Meister had overlapped hours on 52 different occasions and May overlapped on 62 occasions, investigators say.

The investigation was turned over to a special prosecutor and arrest warrants were issued for the men on Friday. They were arrested Friday afternoon without incident and taken to the Bartholomew County Jail, police say.

Both officers are facing charges of official misconduct, ghost employment and theft.

May and Meister are expected to face initial hearings soon.

Information about how long they have worked with CPD was not immediately available.