Nashua aldermen set to vote on contract for teachers
The Board of Aldermen is scheduled to vote on the contract Tuesday night, and Mayor Donnalee Lozeau, who has already said she supports the new agreement, must approve it to make it official.
Muise also pointed out that teachers are being asked to use new “data-driven” techniques to address the needs of individual students. They are also working to incorporate a new grading system based on specific student competencies in each subject and will be working under a new evaluation system for teachers.
Under the new deal, salaries will increase 2 percent during the first year, 2.65 percent the second year and 3.1 percent during the final year.
Although the annual cost of base salaries is projected to rise from $56.7 million to $57.4 million over the course of the contract, negotiators on both sides of the table have said those figures can be misleading. Not all teachers who retire or resign receive a severance package, and the projections do not account for unpaid leaves of absence, which in some cases extend up to a year.
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