ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — Teachers in Montgomery County have ratified a new contract that will provide raises totaling 5.5 percent over three years, but it also requires educators to pay more for health insurance.
The Washington Post reports the contract ratified Wednesday mirrors the financial terms negotiated with other school employee organizations. School officials say the total cost for new compensation for the system’s 22,000 employees totals $35.8 million.READ MORE: Baltimore Woman Jamerria Hall, Accused Of Killing Her Two Children, Found Incompetent To Stand Trial
The new contract for teachers includes a new initiative to provide incentives for high-performing teachers to work in 57 high-poverty schools. Another initiative is supposed to begin adding student feedback into teacher evaluations, bring teacher feedback into principal evaluations and add principal feedback into associate superintendent evaluations.READ MORE: Woman Found Dead In East Baltimore Fire Was Shot Beforehand, Police Say
Teacher salaries will increase 1.5 percent in November, 2 percent in 2015 and 2 percent in 2016.
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