For immediate release
Feb. 25, 2019
Denver Educators Ratify Salary Plan with Denver Public Schools
DENVER – Denver Classroom Teachers Association members overwhelmingly ratified the tentative agreement reached with Denver Public Schools, Feb. 14, for a new compensation plan for Denver educators. More than 97% of members voted in favor of the agreement that will raise salaries for teachers and specialized service providers an average of 11.7% at the beginning of the 2019-20 school year and put a salary schedule in place that looks like stable pay plans offered in neighboring districts.
“This agreement secures fair, predictable base pay for Denver educators and will go a long way to eliminating pay fluctuations that have made it difficult for educators to plan a teaching career and a life in Denver. With competitive pay in place, the district has taken an important first step in reversing the worst teacher retention rate in the metro area and providing much-needed stability for student learning,” said DCTA President Henry Roman.
The vote for ratification is the last step DCTA needs to take to officially end the 15-month Pro Comp bargaining sessions and a strike that began Feb. 11. Denver Public Schools Board needs to vote to ratify the agreement for it to take effect.
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