- Pay increases of 2 percent on Feb. 14, 2019; 2.5 percent on May 14, 2020; and 3 percent on May 14, 2021.
- Starting salary for teachers will go from $56,711 today to $61,070 on May 14, 2021; maximum salary for teachers will go from $119,472 today to $128,657 on May 14, 2021.
- Paraprofessionals with less than five years on the job will receive a new $500 longevity in addition to contractual raises. This will raise the starting salary from $25,927 today to $28,448 on May 14, 2021. Paraprofessionals with five or more years on the job will have $1,200 added to their existing five- or 15-year longevities.
- Titles that have a maximum salary of less than $100,000 will receive a $500 increase in longevities at or above the five-year mark. These titles include: occupational and physical therapists, school nurses, school secretaries, lab specialists, mental health workers and supervisors of school security.
- Education officers/analysts and associate education officers/analysts will get the following increases to longevities: $200 at five years; $400 at 10 years; $600 at 15 years; and $800 at 20 years.
- All new longevities will be added on Feb. 14, 2019, when the contract takes effect if it is ratified.
- The maximum number of sessions for athletic coaches will be increased by one session.
In the most recent contract agreement the UFT, City, and DOE agreed to specific wage increases over the next few years. The major piece of information here is the 2% increase on February 14, 2019, followed by a 2.5% increase on May 14, 2020, and a 3% increase on May 14, 2021. There were also various other changes that you can read here or from the UFT website:
It has been a very long time since I've written on here but honestly I have been too busy trying to make sure I work well with my students to write anything large. With that in mind, I've decided to share little tidbits about the UFT contract with folks who are interested. I write these once a week for my staff and want to make sure you know about them as well! Here is one from yesterday:
Did you know that Professional Development days are contractually 6 hours and 50 minutes long? This is true even if the PD day falls on a Monday or Tuesday when there would be extra time in the schedule already. So, for example, Election Day is coming up on Tuesday, November 5 and since we normally start school at 8:45am we will only stay at work until 3:35pm (instead of our usual 4:30pm). Alternatively, if it falls on a day that normally ends at 3:05pm, we still stay until 3:35pm.
Keep this in mind!
I am a math teacher in the New York Department of Education. I infuse technology and real-world problems into my curriculum in order to prepare my students for the future. I would love for people across the country to recognize we teachers can't do it alone. If you don't believe me, come visit my classroom!