The Boise School District Board of Trustees approved a 1.5 percent increase on base salaries and a 0.5 percent bonus to all employees.
The trustees and the Boise Education Association (BEA) recently approved the contract for the 2014-15 school year. The contract, including salary raises, was approved unanimously by the trustees and received 95 percent support from BEA membership, according to a press release from the district office.
“The Boise School District and the BEA are involved in an ongoing process of interest-based problem solving and negotiations. An essential element of this model is the trust between parties,” Superintendent Don Coberly said. “This process has proven to be highly effective both at the bargaining table and in building our collaborative relationship to address issues affecting the District and its educators.”
The 2014 Legislature agreed to fund a 1 percent increase in teacher salaries, $15.8 million for teacher leadership “premiums” and to increase minimum teacher salaries from $31,000 to $31,750. The state budget does not mandate across-the-board raises for teachers or staffers. Districts are responsible for setting local salaries this spring based on the money the state sends them.