The two-year wage settlement provides teachers with an average wage increase of 3.25% this year and a 3.5% increase next school year.
Under the new contract, starting pay for a teacher with a bachelor’s degree and no experience is $43,459. The new agreement is retroactive to the beginning of this school year.
This settlement allows District 86 to remain competitive in its ability to attract and retain quality teachers. It represents a combined effort between the district and union to continue to provide the students with a quality education.
“I am pleased we have a strong working relationship with our teaching staff and were able to agree on a contract,” said Superintendent Dr. Theresa Rouse.
The union represents approximately 750 teachers.