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.