Board moves starting teacher salary to $40,000, implements $2,488 pay raise for certified teachers
The Mustang Board of Education approved the teacher compensation package for the 2019-2020 school year at a special meeting Thursday morning. The package includes a step increase of $2,488.28, bringing the starting teacher salary to $40,000.
Superintendent Charles Bradley praised the Board of Education.
“The Board has made it a priority to position the district to attract and retain highly qualified teachers,” Bradley said. “The new negotiated agreement will provide a well-deserved boost to our current teaching staff and make it easier to fill vacancies.”
The Mustang Education Association negotiating team and the team from the MPS administration typically meet in the summer with a vote by the MEA and board in August. Moving the process to April is expected to improve teacher recruitment in the summer.
“The Board and the administration team have been working toward making our teacher salary schedule competitive among peer groups,” he said. “For several years, Mustang Schools has been in a position where funds have been devoted to keeping up with growth by hiring staff for new schools. We have reached a point where we can look at salaries and make needed adjustments.”