Easton faculty board OKs 3-year contract with lecturers

EASTON, Pa. – The Easton Space College Board on Tuesday night time accepted a three-year contract with district lecturers, offering built-in step raises tied to expertise and training degree.

Efficient July 1, the settlement extends to June 30, 2025. Whereas the contract doesn’t embrace cost-of-living changes, it does present longevity bonuses for lecturers with 20 to greater than 30 years of service.

Board President Jodi Hess abstained from voting on the contract.

In yr one of many contract, a beginning instructor with a bachelor’s diploma will earn $58,330; after 14 years of service, a instructor with a bachelor’s diploma will earn as much as $79,850. By comparability, a beginning instructor with a Ph.D. will make $71,080 in yr one and $100,250 after 14 years.

In yr two, a beginning instructor with a bachelor’s diploma will earn $60,630 and as much as $82,150 after 14 years of service. A beginning instructor with a Ph.D. will make $73,380 within the second yr and $102,550 after 14 years.

Within the closing yr of the contract, a beginning instructor with a bachelor’s diploma will earn $62,930 and as much as $84,450 after 14 years of service, and a beginning instructor with a doctorate will make $75,680 a yr and $104,850 after 14 years.

Academics with 20-25 years of service will obtain longevity bonuses of $300 within the first and second years of the contract and $500 within the third yr. Academics with 25-30 years of service will obtain $800 within the first and second years of the contract and $1,000 within the third yr. These with 30 or extra years will obtain $1,300 within the first two years and $1,500 within the second.

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Tracy Piazza, assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction, thanked Kevin Deely, president of the Easton Space Schooling Affiliation, and district directors for his or her efforts in reaching an settlement. Piazza was filling in for filling in for Superintendent David Piperato, who was absent from the assembly.

She mentioned the district seems to be ahead to “continued years of success with our lecturers and collaboration as properly.”