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Hbg School District announces teacher salary increase offer

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) - The Harrisburg School District has offered to pay teachers the maximum annual salary increase over the next three years. 

Harrisburg School District's chief negotiator, Jeffrey Sultanik, announced Friday that the district was prepared to pay the Harrisburg Education Association (HEA) the highest amount of dollars possible for at least the next three years. This amounts to: 

  • an additional $537,353  for the 2018-2019 school year
  • an additional $521,562 for the 2019-2020 school year
  • an additional $552,316 for the 2020-2021 school year

To watch the entire video announcement from the district, click here.

HEA President Jody Barksdale said the union is ready to discuss contract language with the district but not salary amounts. They want the district to resolve a grievance they filed about underpaid veteran teachers. 

The district wants to fix the issue by asking new teachers hired at a higher rate to payback the district a medium average of $12,000 and take a pay cut. Representatives for HEA are very concerned about that proposal and what kind of burden that will have on teachers. 

The next collective bargaining session is set for October 1st.

The next meeting to discuss the grievance is on October 10. 

 


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