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Hillsborough teachers slated for 8% raise



Most Hillsborough teachers will see about an eight percent raise under the contract agreement reached this afternoon between the district and the Hillsborough Classroom Teachers Association.

The agreement sets the salary for a beginning teacher around $37,100. A teacher at the top of the salary schedule would earn about $61,300. Hillsborough also offers a variety of supplements, from performance pay to stipends for higher degrees and salary incentives to work in high poverty schools.

This year's eight percent raise follows last year's historic 10 percent salary boost for Hillsborough teachers. It comes at a time of financial uncertainty for school districts across the state, with the Department of Education warning about budget cuts.

The contract still must be ratified by teachers and approved by the School Board.

AN UPDATE: The school district also reached salary agreements for support staff, including teachers aides and bus drivers. They will receive 6 percent raises.

Principals and other administrators will see their salary increased by 5.5 percent.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:19am]


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