The Jordan-Elbridge school board approved a tentative agreement between the district superintendent and the Jordan-Elbridge Teachers’ Association Wednesday night.
The board green-lit the agreement at its meeting at Jordan-Elbridge Middle School. The motion passed 6-1; board member Michael Jorolemon cast the dissenting vote.
Salaries for returning unit staff members will increase by 2.8 percent each year for the next three years, according to the agreement.
Starting salaries for teachers will see 1.4 percent boosts each year from the 2017-2018 school year to 2019-20. Superintendent Jim Froio said, however, that since starting salaries are given to teachers without a master’s degree and no teaching experience, the district rarely has teachers with those salaries. He said he believes only one teacher this year will have a starting salary.