The Metropolitan School District of Lawrence Township and the Lawrence Education Association recently reached a tentative agreement for the 2019-20.
Some of the highlights of the agreement include a 3 percent base raise for all teachers, up to an additional $2,000 applied to the equalization of salary gaps between internal district
teachers and those hired externally, which may result in up to a 6.9 percent raise as a result and a .5 percent increase to the 401(a)-contribution match.
Beginning teacher salary jumped to $43,000 from $42,622, and there was an increase to the extracurricular account fund of $85,000. There also was no insurance premium increase for 2020.
The agreement equates to a district investment of approximately $2.3 million. This is MSDLT’s sixth consecutive year of providing raises to teachers.