JCPS Board Approves Teacher Salary Increase and Allowances

The Jefferson County Teachers Association voted to ratify the new contract with an overwhelming 87% in favor.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Editor’s Note: The attached video is from before the deal was approved.

The Jefferson County Teachers Association (JCTA) voted to ratify a new contract approving a pay raise for Jefferson County Public School teachers Wednesday afternoon. Among the votes, 87% voted in favor of the contract.

The Jefferson County School Board reached the conclusion at Tuesday night’s meeting. It follows an agreement between the district and the JCTA, which was approved on Friday.

The deal includes a 4% pay rise for all teachers in the 2022-23 school year.

There will also be continuity stipends of up to $1,000 and an additional stipend for those working in Accelerated Improvement Schools and JCPS Choice Areas. These are the schools in and around West Louisville established in the recent School Choice Plan.

The AIS and Choice Zone surcharge would range between $8,000 and $14,000 per year, depending on the district.

Superintendent Marty Pollio called the move the biggest across-the-board pay rise in 15 years.

The board also approved the addition of mental health practitioners to the teacher pay scale.

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William M. Mayer