Education
2:21 pm
Thu May 15, 2014

Cincinnati School Board and teachers reach tentative agreement

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.