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Hawaii's public school teachers to get pay raises

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

As part of contract reopener negotiations, Hawaii's more than 13,000 public school teachers will be getting pay raises.

The Hawaii State Teachers Association, state of Hawaii and Board of Education have agreed to increase the current 3 percent pay hikes to 4.8 percent starting in the fall.

The raises will run through the rest of the contract ending in 2017.

Fulltime teachers will also be getting a one-time bonus check worth $2,000, while halftime teachers will receive $1,000.

In addition, the agreement also provides professional development opportunities, compensation for workload and more teacher input in scheduling.

The deal was the result of a salary analysis completed by the state and teacher's union.

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