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IPS teachers up for raises, more bonuses under new union contract

Posted at 2:28 PM, Nov 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-15 18:27:10-05

INDIANAPOLIS -- Indianapolis Public Schools teachers are in line for a raise and multiple bonus opportunities under a new union contract.

The agreement between the district and the Indianapolis Education Association gives eligible teachers a 2 percent raise. Eligible teachers are those covered by the agreement who received an “effective” or “highly effective” rating on their last evaluation and have been with the district for 120 days.

The agreement moves teachers up on the salary schedule with raises that are retroactive for the current school year.

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Eligible high school teachers will also receive at $2,500 or $5,000 bonus for staying with the district until the end of the school year, depending on their years of service.

The agreement also gives teachers more ways to boost their pay by taking on “teacher leader” roles that offer bonuses up to $7,000.

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In addition to pay increases, new healthcare plan options for teachers could decrease employee premiums by more than 50 percent in the coming year.

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