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Hamburg teachers getting raises

Hamburg Central teachers will receive raises of 1 percent to 2.25 percent a year under a five-year contract approved by the School Board.

Many of the contract’s changes are in the area of professional learning and instructional support for teachers, including a provision to add up to three instructional coaches to advance efforts to use instructional strategies designed to promote modern learning.

“As teachers, our focus is always on what’s best for our students,” Amy Takacs, president of the Hamburg Teachers Association, said.

“The collaborative spirit that resulted in this agreement reflects the shared sense of purpose with our teachers," Superintendent Michael Cornell said.

The contract, which is retroactive to July 1, 2018, includes a 1.01 percent increase from Jan. 1 to June 30. Other increases include second year, 2.01 percent; third year, 2.24 percent; fourth year, 2.23 percent; and fifth year, 2.25 percent. The contract ends Aug. 31, 2023.

 

 

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