The Fort Wayne Community School board has approved a new contract for the district's teachers.
The Board of School Trustees approved the agreement that was reached on October 5. The new contract includes a new bachelor’s and master’s degree salary schedule that the school board says allows eligible teachers an opportunity to advance in salary each year.
The board says the new contract covers only wages and wage-related benefits as stipulated by state law. The law also limits wage increases to teachers evaluated as effective or highly effective. Under the new salary schedule, the base salary for teachers with a bachelor’s degree ranges from $39,100 to $60,000. For a master’s degree, the range is $41,650 to $68,050.