Tentative Agreement Will Significantly Increase Salaries for Teachers in Salt Lake City School District

News Release

May 18, 2017

Salt Lake City School District is proud to announce it has reached a tentative agreement with the Salt Lake Education Association that will provide new teachers a starting salary of nearly $44,000 and will increase overall compensation for all teachers in the district by nine percent. The significant increase comes without an increase to taxpayers.

“Salt Lake City School District has for many years demonstrated our commitment to attracting and retaining quality teachers by having the highest, or one of the highest, salary schedules in the state,” said Superintendent Dr. Alexa Cunningham. “To compete in today’s marketplace, we felt it was very important to continue that tradition.”

As part of the new tentative agreement, the district will also pay for increases in insurance costs and three days will be added to the teachers’ contract. Even with three days added to the contract, the Salt Lake City School District’s daily rate, which is calculated by dividing a teacher’s annual salary by the number of contract days, is higher than other districts around the Wasatch Front.

“We are grateful for the great relationship we have with our teachers and their association, and we appreciate their willingness to work with the district on this tentative agreement,” added Dr. Cunningham.

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