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MSD of Lawrence Township, teachers reach tentative agreement

Posted: 10:17 PM, Nov 04, 2019
Updated: 2019-11-04 22:17:26-05
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LAWRENCE — The MSD of Lawrence Township and the Lawrence Education Association have reached a tentative agreement for the 2019-2020 school year.

In a press release from MSD of Lawrence Township Schools, the following highlights are apart of the agreement:

  • 3 percent base raise for all teachers
  • Up to an additional $2,000 to equalization of salary gaps between those hired internally and externally, which could result in up to a 6.9 percent raise.
  • A .5 percent increase to 401(a) contribution match. An additional .25 percent increase is contingent on 50 or more newly enrolled students in the February 2020 ADM count
  • A beginning teacher salary of $43,000
  • Increasing the extracurricular account fund to approximately $85,000
  • No increase on insurance premiums in 2020

The highlights listed above is a district investment of about $2.3 million, according to the press release.

On Nov. 11, the board of education will vote on the agreement.