The Orange County Classroom Teachers Association (CTA) announced that teachers ratified agreements on compensation and contract language for the 2022-23 school year. In addition, teachers ratified an agreement concerning arbitration procedures.
The agreements include the following:
- Instructional Personnel working during the 2021-22 school year will receive the following increases to base salary:
- $900 Cost of Living Increase for all personnel regardless of instructional practice score
- Based on 2021-22 evaluation ratings:
- Teachers with a summative rating of “Effective” will receive an additional $1,800 salary increase
- Teachers with a summative rating of “Highly Effective” will receive an additional $2,425 salary increase
- The starting salary will increase:
- For teachers from $47,500 to $48,400
- For school psychologists from $56,250 to $57,150
- The Advanced Degree supplement will increase:
- Master’s Degree from $3,342 to $3,405
- Specialist Degree from $5,127 to $5,224
- Doctorate Degree from $6,760 to $6,888
OCPS noted that 99.6% of teachers are Highly Effective or Effective.
“We are pleased that teachers will receive the salary increase ahead of the school year,” said OCCTA President Clinton McCracken. “Although this is a great step in the right direction, we will continue to work towards the pay that teachers deserve. We want to thank all educators, OCCTA and OCPS bargaining teams and the School Board members for working together during this process.”
“We are so pleased at the ratification vote, as it indicates a recognition of our teachers and instructional staff and the school board’s commitment to compensate them with funding that is provided,” said Superintendent Barbara Jenkins. “I also want to congratulate OCCTA and members of the district bargaining team. I believe this is the start of another great year.”
The agreements may be found here.