If a preliminary agreement is reached, BCSC and the Columbus Educators Association must hold a preliminary meeting. And 72 hours later, the two sides are scheduled to hold a ratification meeting. London added that the negotiating team was happy that there was flexibility in the meetings and that they were able to meet virtually. For regular salary increases, the agreement states that returning teachers raise a salary level – there is a $1200 difference between most stages of the payroll plan. ECA President Amy London said the collective agreement covers the 720 teaching positions at the BCSC, although she found that not all of these positions are necessarily filled. .