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Pay raise approved for TUSD teachers

Posted at 4:51 PM, May 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-11 20:25:48-04

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - A pay raise has been approved for teachers in the Tucson Unified School District.

Base salary for first-year teachers will go from  $34,200 to $35,000.  When you add the $500 increase for all teachers, that makes it $35,500.

Performance pay of $3,000 could bring the total to $38,500 for first-year teachers.

The pay raises will cost the district $2.1 million and will come from the Maintenance and Operation fund as well as savings from department-level reductions.

TUSD also approved a one percent raise for other employees.