Teacher Raises

By: James Steiner
By: James Steiner

The Washoe Education's Association has asked an arbitrator to step in and settle a dispute with the school district over teacher wages.

The union first proposed a one-year five percent increase for this school year. It was rejected by the school district.

Union representatives counter-offered with a two year agreement. Teachers would get a four percent pay hike this year and a two percent hike next year. That proposal was also turned down.

This session, the legislature approved a two percent pay increase for teachers this year, and a four percent raise next year.

Both sides plan on meeting again Nov. 3.

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