Wichita teachers, school service employees could get raises

Possible three percent pay raise for teachers

WICHITA, Kan. - Teachers and service employees at Wichita Public Schools could be getting raises.

The United Teachers of Wichita union will meet with the school board Wednesday night to discuss contracts. Two major topics include pay raises and the length of the school year.

The current proposal includes a three percent base salary increase for teachers and other union members. Those with more experience could see a five percent raise, report our news partners at KWCH.

The second part of the proposal would extend the school year from the current 175 days to a 190-day school year. That change would not affect the amount of total hours students are in the classroom, since it would make individual school days shorter.

The union and school board meeting starts at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Wichita Public Schools Administration Center.

 

The USD 259 Board of Education reached a tentative agreement Tuesday with the local Service Employees International Union and the Uniformed Security Officers and Security Dispatchers  groups.

That agreement would increase service employee salaries by 3.75 percent, and it would not include any changes to health plan payments. Union members will vote on the deal later this month, and, if approved, the Board of Education will vote in October. You can read more about the service employees meeting Tuesday by clicking here.

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