SOUTHERN- The Southern School Board recently approved a three-year contract with the support personnel association for the new contract that begins July 1.

The agreement calls for employees to increase contributions to medical insurance each year over the course of the contract.

The net increase, which includes salary increase minus additional medical insurance contribution, means an increase of .84 percent in the first year of the contract, 1.66 percent in the second year and a 1.84 increase in year three.