Special Meeting Talks Teacher Salary Raises, Contract at Whitko Schools

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Eligible teachers in the Whitko School District will see a raise in their salaries over the next two school years.

Following a special meeting on Thursday night, the school board approved the Teachers’ Master Contract that will go through the end of June 2021. The contract takes advantage of the flexibility granted by the Indiana General Assembly to increase salaries of certain teachers based on criteria approved at the state level.

Salaries will be increased to $39,000 for this year, then to $40,000 next school year. Other teachers could see as much as a five percent increase in their pay, with all eligible teachers receiving a two percent base salary increase next school year.