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.

The OKCPS Board of Education also voted to approve a 35 cent per hour increase for most eligible support staff. Bus drivers, site substitutes and skilled labor will receive other targeted increases, the news release states.

An agreement to expand the site substitute positions to all school sites also was approved.

According to the news release, compensation and language changes for both certified and support staff will become effective the first day of all eligible certified employee contracts on or after July 1, 2020.

“We are very grateful for the continued collaboration between OKCPS and our union partners, and we deeply appreciate the meaningful work done by our talented certified and support team members as they serve our students each and every day,” Superintendent Sean McDaniel said in the release. “Whether you are teacher, bus driver, counselor, custodian or serve in one of the many other crucial roles within OKCPS, we know that you are an important piece of what makes our district so special.

“You are #TeamOKCPS. As always, we thank you for your service to the students and families of OKCPS.”

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