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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."

Lizzy July 05, 2012 at 07:55 PM
Seriously? "Overpaid babysitters"???? You wouldn't last a single day in a teacher's shoes. Teachers are on the front line every single day with your children. However, teachers are at the bottom of the totem pole in regard to salary. I would strongly suggest that you take a good, hard look at the salaries of the business adminstrator, superintendent and principals before you start calling teachers "overpaid babysitters".
dniece68 July 05, 2012 at 09:44 PM
I agree but do the schools need a vice principal and a principal in grammar school...are the kids thst bad,maybe in eating....
dniece68 July 05, 2012 at 09:47 PM
Also why are the school replacing floors,but claim that the budget is too high for Stokes...there is nothing wrong with the floors,I was told that the money must be spent....
Mike July 06, 2012 at 03:00 AM
Nice to see there is at least 1 profession that still gets annual raises.
Mike July 06, 2012 at 03:03 AM
Lets see, 4 teachers did not get raises because they are at the top of the scale so they get an "adjustment". Gee...where we come from that is called a RAISE. Typical NJEA speak.

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