|Updated: 9/17 3:51 pm
||Published: 9/17 3:51 pm
The Tulsa School Board approved nearly $6 million to increase employees’ salaries.
The money will come out of the district's annual budget, except for $140,000 that was privately donated. The board approved the annual teachers’ contract with more than $2.9 million in raises, plus another $203,000 for special duty assignments.
The president of the Tulsa Classroom Teachers Association said this will put teachers on a pay scale where they would have been if the district hadn't skipped annual increases during cuts in 2009.