Noblesville teachers get 8.7% pay raise – Hamilton County Reporter

Noblesville Schools announced on Tuesday that it has reached an agreement with the Noblesville Teachers Forum on a new two-year contract that brings an average salary increase of 8.7% in the first year and an additional average salary increase of 3.7% in the second. year.

The new deal comes after a historic raise from the previous contact that gave Noblesville teachers the biggest pay raise in about 40 years.

Between a critical national teacher shortage and lower salaries than other school districts in the area, Noblesville has made it a top priority to ensure teacher salaries are competitive.


“We cannot serve our students without first serving our teachers,” said Superintendent Dr. Beth Niedermeyer. “The success of our academic mission depends on our ability to recruit and retain the best educators for our students. I am committed to providing competitive teacher salaries and am grateful for community support in securing the funding necessary to make this happen.

In 2018, the community approved the use of referendum funds specifically intended to address the growing pay disparity between teachers in Noblesville and those in surrounding districts. In addition to teacher pay, referendum money is also being used for important safety and mental health improvements across the district.

Per state law, the district couldn’t begin contract negotiations with the teachers until this fall, but the salary increases will be retroactive to July 29, 2021.

In addition to salary increases, the new contract also improves pension benefits, increases certain days off and resolves compensation issues related to extracurricular assignments.

The agreement covers the 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 school years.

The teachers ratified the contract on October 4 and the Noblesville Schools Board of Trustees approved it at its October 26 session.

Noblesville Schools employs approximately 750 teachers and is Noblesville’s largest employer with over 1,500 total staff.

William M. Mayer