San Diego teachers to get 4% pay increase with new contract
SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego teachers will get a 3.7% raise under a tentative contract agreement reached between the union and the school district.
The Union-Tribune reports the pay raise announced Thursday outpaces the state's cost of living increase.
The deal also includes annual longevity stipends of up to $2,500 for certain teachers.
The San Diego Unified School District said Thursday the raises will cost it about $12 million next school year.
The newspaper says the pay increase will put more financial pressure on San Diego Unified as it faces growing mandated costs, such as pensions.
A relatively amicable relationship between the union and the school board helped San Diego avoid a strike.
Teachers in Los Angeles got a 6% pay raise after a six-day walkout earlier this year.
Information from: The San Diego Union-Tribune, http://www.utsandiego.com