Here is a letter from the Superintendent regarding the tentative agreement between the BCTF and BCPSEA. Community Announcement Sept 16
Teachers will be voting whether to ratify the agreement Thursday. There will be an update later this week with details on school start up.
What’s in the deal? According to media sources the tentative agreement includes a 7.25% wage increase over six years, additional prep time for elementary teachers, $108 million to settle grievances on class size and composition from 2002, and $100 million per year (which replaces LIF) to address composition issues ($80 million to be decided by teachers for the hiring of more teachers).