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TUSD hikes teacher pay for new school year

Tucson High School
Posted at 6:33 AM, Jul 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-10 09:33:54-04

TUCSON, Ariz. - Tucson Unified School District teachers will receive a pay raise this school year.

At a Tuesday meeting, the Tucson Unified School District Governing Board approved raises for teachers at various experience levels.

First-year teachers hired for this year will make $40,200 - a 23 percent increase from rates of teachers hired four years ago.

Teachers -- who are paid on a sliding scale based on experience -- across the board have also received raises above 20 percent over the past four years, the district says. For instance, teachers with seven and 14 years of experience have received $8,000 more over the past four-year period.

TUSD teachers report to work July 29. Classes begin Aug. 1.