The San Francisco teachers union and the San Francisco Unified School District say they have reached a tentative agreement on a contract that will grant teachers pay raises over the next two years--starting with a $9,000 raise the first year.
The San Francisco Chronicle reports that the two-year agreement, which came after months of negotiations and a vote by teachers to authorize a strike, includes a $9,000 pay raise for credentialed teachers in the first year and a 5% raise in the second year of the agreement.
Those in positions that do not require a credential will receive a minimum salary of $30 per hour or an 8% increase, whichever is greater, the first year and a 5% increase the second year. Substitute teachers will see a 15% raise over two years.
The agreement also includes added stipends for hard-to-fill positions, including social workers, nurses and special education teachers, according to the
United Educators of San Francisco.
Union members and the school board still have to ratify the contract before it becomes official.
The district reached an agreement several days ago with Service Employees International 1021, which represents district service employees including secretaries, custodians, food service workers and health workers. That contract, which calls for a 16% raise over two years, also is awaiting ratification.