FWCS board approves new teacher contract, raises

As part of the agreement, teachers will get a 2.5% base raise this school year and a 1.5% increase next school year.

Posted: Oct 14, 2019 10:19 PM
Updated: Oct 17, 2019 11:47 AM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) - The Fort Wayne Community Schools Board of School Trustees approved a two-year contract with the Fort Wayne Education Association, which represents FWCS teachers.

As part of the agreement, teachers will get a 2.5% base raise this school year and a 1.5% increase next school year.

Eligible teachers will also move one row on the salary schedule, a $1,175 increase.

The contract includes a two-year pilot to pay teachers for classroom coverage to help manage the substitute teacher shortage.

Teachers will receive $50 for four hours of classroom coverage when they cover another classroom during a planning period or when principals place additional students in their classes due to the absence of another teacher.

The Board of School Trustees also approved a 2.5 percent salary increase for the 2019-20 school year for employees not represented by a collective bargaining groups, including central office staff and district administrators.

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