Wichita schools, teachers announce contract agreement
Wichita school superintendent John Allison has announced a tentative one-year contract agreement with the United Teachers of Wichita, covering the 2014-15 school year.
Allison said the contract will provide a two percent salary increase, with a step on the salary schedule for years of experience. He said the contract will cover 189 days, eliminating a day of inservice training that had been scheduled for January 2nd, 2015.
The contract will also continue a bargaining process throughout the school year, with the first meeting on September 25th, to deal with any concerns that may come up during the year.
UTW president Randy Mousley said both sides took a problem-solving approach to contract talks, to work for solutions that will benefit students and teachers. School board president Sheril Logan said the district wants to reward and recognize teachers for the work they do.
The school board and the UTW members will vote on the contract next month.