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New teachers in Jeffco Public Schools will earn starting salaries of $50,000 and the most experienced teachers will be able to earn more than $100,000 a year under a tentative agreement between the district and the teachers union.
Jeffco Public Schools and the Jefferson County Education Association reached the agreement late Wednesday, two weeks before the start of the school year. Earlier, after months of bargaining, the union had declared an impasse and the two sides had moved to mediation.
The agreement still requires ratification by the school board and union members.
Christine Wiggins, a spokesperson for the Jefferson County Education Association, the union representing teachers and special service…
Erica Meltzer, Chalkbeat
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