The Cincinnati Federation of Teachers and the Cincinnati Federation of Office Professionals have ratified new contracts with Cincinnati Public Schools. CFT passed its agreement with 95 percent of the votes and CFOP approved its contract with 97 percent of the votes.
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:
Cincinnati Public Schools and the City of Cincinnati are joining forces. A new initiative called ACES - Alliance for Community and Educational Success - aims to find ways the two can collaborate to improve schools and communities.