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Hillsborough teachers ratify new contract



Teachers in Hillsborough County like the pay raise they are getting - enough to ratify the new contract by 96 percent.

The pay bump, which totals $28-million districtwide, amounts to raises of approximately 4 percent.

There's also good news for educational support personnel, who are represented by Hillsborough Classroom Teachers Association but not included in the employees who benefitted from a state law to raise teacher pay. The union bargained on behalf of all 20,000 employees, not the just 15,000 teachers.

As a result, classroom aides and school clerical workers are also getting more money. And there will be three tiers of exceptional student education paraprofessionals, depending on their qualifications, instead of one.

[Last modified: Friday, October 18, 2013 1:28pm]


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