The plan, still pending approval from the Broken Arrow Board of Education, will give all the district’s teachers a salary that is $1,720 above the state minimum, according to a district news release.
“Increasing teacher pay has been a constant focus of our Board of Education,” said Superintendent Dr. Janet Dunlop. “I commend our board members for their support and commitment to investing every additional state operational funding dollar toward teacher compensation. We are excited to be able to reward our teachers while maintaining small class sizes and direct classroom support. We appreciate our teachers’ union, BAEA, for coming to the table with this shared priority of raising teacher pay.”
The district said in its news release the new pay scale for a teacher with a bachelor’s degree would start at $41,348 in the first year. That number includes salary, the district’s retirement contribution and life and disability insurance.
The raise marks an additional $4.2 million investment in teacher salaries.
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