Districts News Roundup
For the first time since the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers and the city school system began collective bargaining more than 20 years ago, the two parties have reached a settlement on a new contract before the terms of the old one expire.
Under the tentative, four-year pact announced April 24, teachers next February will receive a $900 increase in their base salary plus a 4 percent raise. They will receive another 4 percent boost the next year, followed by 5 percent in the third year and 6 percent in the final year of the contract, according to Marvin E. Schuman, president of the union.
Vol. 07, Issue 34