Barrack at an elementary school in Barelas, Albuquerque (Photo by Marisa Demarco / Source NM)
Albuquerque Public Schools and the union representing its teachers – the Albuquerque Teachers Federation – have announced they have reached a tentative agreement that would boost salaries, provide stipends for duty time and give more money for athletic coaches.
The agreement was reached earlier this month, but officially announced Monday.
Specifically, educators will receive a 6% raise across the board, while stipends will go to ensure student safety before and after school and for athletic coaches for the first time in 25 years, according to a press release.
Union and school officials say they took into account the state mandated increases in instructional time during negotiations.
The vote is scheduled for ratification on Monday, July 31 and will extend to Wednesday, August 2. The Board of Educators will vote at its next meeting on August 2.
If approved, the agreement would span the next two years.
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