Board of Education approves 2020-21 pay increase for eligible OKCPS certified, support staff

Oklahoma City Public Schools announced Monday that the board of education approved of a 2020-21 pay increase for eligible OKCPS certified and support staff.



a close up of a sign: FILE: OKCPS school bus


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FILE: OKCPS school bus

The decision comes after negotiation meetings between district leaders and the Oklahoma City AFT Local 2309 of the American Federation of Teachers AFL-CIO of Oklahoma City. The pay increase will be for eligible certified staff, which a news release states is made up of teachers, nurses, counselors, speech and language pathologists, psychologists and library media specialists.

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The salary changes will include a step increase and an investment in teacher salary schedule reforms. Those reforms include an enrichment of step 0 of $500 (from $41,000 to $41,500) and step 25 (from $61,135 to $61,735).

Additional terms related to teacher transfers, assignments and evaluations also were revised Monday.

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WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sep 30, 2020–

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