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QPS Board approves teacher contract

QPS Board approves teacher contract

1 month ago by Mary Griffith

Three-year deal starts July 1

It is the largest pay hike in recent memory for Quincy school teachers, administrators and some support staff.

Wednesday night, the Quincy Public Schools Board of Education signed off on a contract already approved by the teacher's union. Teachers and administrators will get a four percent pay hike in the first year of the three year pact and then 4 percent pay hikes in both the second and third years of the contract. The lowest-paid teachers may get even higher hikes in the first year, to bring all teaching staff up to the $40,000 minimum salary in Illinois. Support staffers including cooks, security guards and para-educators also receive pay hikes. Bus drivers get a five dollar per hour wage increase this first year of the contract.

QPS Superintendent Roy Webb told WTAD News that the salary increases are necessary to keep the Quincy School District competitive in attracting teachers and support staff. 

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