Berkeley Teachers' Contract Extended
Berkeley board agrees to one-year extension of current contract
Teachers and support staff in the Berkeley Township school district will be receiving salary increases under a one-year contract extension announced by the Board of Education recently.
The extension, agreed to by both sides on June 11, sets out step increases for all teachers except four who are at the top of the pay scale. Those four will be receiving salary adjustments of $800 each, according to the memorandum of understanding distributed at the board meeting.
Support staff salaries "will increase proportionately, percentage-wise, to the teachers' step guide increases," the memo says.
"We are very happy to announce a one-year settlement providing for an extension of the current contract," board member Sophia Gingrich, who chairs the personnel committee, said.
Gerald Duggan, president of the Berkeley Township Education Association and a teacher at Clara B. Worth Elementary, thanked the board "for moving on with us with the contract continuance."