ROCKLAND — The Regional School Unit 13 Board approved a new contract with its educational support staff.

The Board voted Thursday evening, Oct. 21 to approve the contract with 167 educational technicians, administrative assistants, custodians, food service workers, and bus and van drivers. The contract will run from July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2023.

The support staff has also ratified the agreement.

The new contract provides an average pay raise, including step increases, of 3.5 percent in each year of the contract. The pay increase is retroactive to July 1.

The district’s teachers have a contract that runs through August 2022.