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Palm Beach Co. School District and referees agree to deal

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Palm Beach Co. School District and referees agree to deal

Palm Beach Co. School District and referees agree to deal

The games will go on.

High school football referees in Palm Beach County have reached an agreement with the Palm Beach County School District to return to work Thursday.

They demanded a $10 raise per game and got it after rejecting a $5 raise Tuesday night.

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Palm Beach Co. School District and referees agree to deal

NIGHT BETWEEN PALMBEACH COUNTY SCHOOLSAND HIGH SCHOOLREFEREES.JUST HOURS AGO - THEDISTRICT SETTLED APAY DISPUTE WITHFOOTBALL OFFICIALS -THE DISCUSSION'S NOWTURNED TO VOLLEYBALL.WPTV NEWSCHANNEL 5'SANDREW LOFHOLM WITHMORE - AS THE CLOCKTICKS CLOSER TO THESTART OF A NEWSEASON.ANDREW?ON THE FOOTBALL SIDE,ITTHAT THE GAMES WILLHAPPEN AS SCHEDULED.ON MONDAY, THEREFEREES AGREED TO AWORK STOPPAGE UNLESSTHEY GOT A RAISE-TODAY THE DISTRICTAGREED.<<With a little morethan 24 hours leftbefore the preseasonkickoffs, the palmbeach county schooldistrict agreed tothe refs demand of a$10 pay raise.15:59:51"It shows a truepartnership thattheysupporting us andmaking sure that theyvalue the work thatwe do on the field."The Florida HighSchool AthleticAssociation, known asthe FHSAA, caps thegame rate at $65.Each county pays atravel fee.

In PalmBeach County, it was$12 and now it willbe $22.A $10 raise.15:58:44Kind of like a downpayment for this yearwhile we wait on theFHSAA for a long-termplan and we hope thatthat will be adequateenough and wegotten assurancesfrom the state thatthathappen.16:04:55Through thoseconversations we wereable to meet theirdemand and reallyaddress this upcomingyear and show themthe respect theydeserve and hopefullythe FHSAA will do thesame come next schoolyear.Keith Allen, headcoach for the KingAcademy in West PalmBeach, is happy tohear the news.16:11:07Ithey were able tocome to terms andeveryonewhatstudents athletes achance to play.On the volleyballside, negotiationsare still ongoing.The district hasoffered a $7 raise inthe game rate - butno agreement's beenreached.16:07:34Weresolved Ibefore game time.



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