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Oklahoma City teachers to get pay raises

Oklahoma City School Board approves a new 2013-14 contract with a projected cost of $3.6 million.
by Tim Willert Modified: November 5, 2013 at 6:52 pm •  Published: November 6, 2013
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Teachers of all experience levels will get bigger paychecks soon, thanks to a new contract approved Monday night by the Oklahoma City Public Schools board.

The total projected cost of the 2013-14 contract is $3,618,637. It will be paid for with money from the general fund.

Highlights of the new contract include:

An average increase in pay of 2.09 percent or $828 per teacher (about 20 percent of the district's 2,753 teachers are in their first year of employment and are not eligible for the increase). The raise is effective immediately.

The creation of a new salary grade with a pay increase of $600 for the district's most experienced teachers, effective immediately.

Increases of $225 to $725 for teachers in the first through fifth year of service. Effective July 1.

A first-time retention bonus of $200 for Oklahoma City Public Schools teachers with 11 or more years of experience who renew their contracts by the end of the current school year. Effective July 1.

A copy of the tentative agreement includes pay raises for teachers of all experience levels with a bachelor's degree.

Sources: Oklahoma City Public Schools and American Federation of Teachers.

by Tim Willert
Education Reporter
Tim Willert is a native Californian with Oklahoma ties who covers education. Prior to moving to Oklahoma in June 2011, he was as an editor for FOXSports.com in Century City, Calif., and reported on courts for the Los Angeles Daily Journal and...
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