Classified staff and teachers in the Lawrence school district will receive raises next year after the school board on Monday ratified contracts negotiated by the district and its unions.
All teachers in the Lawrence school district will receive raises next year under a tentative agreement between the district and its teachers union. The contract will also catch up teachers who did not receive raises in past years and provide additional financial support to special education teachers.
Lawrence community members showed up in big numbers to the school board meeting Monday evening, most opposing a budget recommendation to close neighborhood schools. The board heard almost two hours of public comment.
The Lawrence school district’s certified teachers union is considering changes to the salary matrix to improve recruitment and retention, including more equal pay movement.
A panel discussion Saturday morning will bring together leaders of several Lawrence and Douglas County-area labor unions.
Certified staff in the Lawrence school district will all receive an $825 salary increase, the school board and teachers union agreed Monday in ratifying a 2022-23 contract.
Lawrence school board members on Monday will discuss a 2022-23 contract that would give all teachers and certified staff in the district an $825 raise. They’ll also consider which of 13 applicants for a vacant board seat they want to interview.
The Lawrence school district gave its final offer of a 1.8% increase in teacher salaries Monday, declining to go any higher than the $796,874 in salary raise funds offered at the last negotiations meeting.
The Lawrence school board on Monday ratified an unpopular master agreement with the teachers union, discussed COVID-19 protocols, noted cuts to WRAP funding and more.
The Lawrence school board on Monday will consider a contract with the teachers union. A union rep said that teachers “have every right to be angry” about the budget situation and the unpopular master agreement.
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