Geneva school board releases latest teacher contract proposal

 
 
Updated 11/30/2018 1:07 PM

The Geneva school board is dropping its objection to using a "step and lane" salary schedule in a new teacher's contract, according to a proposal it released Friday.

The district is requesting a four-year contract. Its previous offer was for a three-year deal.

 

The two sides met Wednesday.

The offer raises starting pay for a teacher with no experience to $42,589, which is $2,000 more than the current salary. By the fourth year of the contract, that pay would be $47,789.

The board says that, overall, its offer will increase teacher compensation by $5.3 million over the life of the contract.

The Geneva Education Association had called for the district to continue using the "step and lane" method, which increases pay based on experience and how much graduate-school education an employee attains.

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