Cincinnati Public School teachers will get their first across-the-board raise in six years, if they okay a new 3-year contract hammered out by negotiating teams for the Cincinnati Board of Education and the Cincinnati Federation of Teachers.
The District says the proposed 4 percent salary increase, retroactive to January 1, 2014 and a 2 percent increase for 2015, contingent on stable local funding, will make it easier to recruit and retain highly qualified teachers.
Other provisions of the proposed contract include:
- Adjusting the teacher evaluation system to be in line with the Ohio Teacher Evaluation System
- Reducing district testing to allow for more instructional time
- Better meeting the needs of students with disabilities with collaboration between regular and special education teachers
- Providing an earlier schedule for teacher assignments and transfers
- Re-opening health care provisions in the fall
The Cincinnati School Board will talk about the proposed contract at its regular meeting at 7 p.m. on Monday May 19, 2014. The CFT will then vote on it May 27 and 28.