Teachers Get Slight Pay Raise, But LPS Contributing More

(KFOR NEWS  March 24, 2021)   The Lincoln Board of Education Tuesday voted to approve a contract agreement between the Lincoln Education Association (LEA) and Lincoln Public Schools for the 2021-22 school year.

The agreement approved by a vote of LEA members provides a total compensation package increase of 1.53% for the 2021-22 school year.  The agreement includes the district’s contribution for increases with health insurance, retirement, Social Security and step movement (approximately $500 to $1,800) for certificated staff.  The agreement also includes a reduction in the 191-day teacher calendar by two professional development/teacher work days, and a reduction in the Extra Standard budget (for activities and athletics).

LPS says the agreement represents a careful balance between recognizing the valuable contributions our teachers make for Lincoln Public Schools – especially as front-line workers during a pandemic – while also acknowledging the recent revenue decline including a significant drop in state aid.

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