HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Teachers would get a 13.6 percent pay hike over the next four years under a tentative deal reached Saturday that still must be ratified.
The raises alternate between pay grade step increases and across-the-board 3.5 percent increases.
Teachers are set to vote on the contract agreement Thursday, and the teachers union is recommending that its members approve the deal.
The HSTA said most tenured teachers would have streamlined evaluations during the next two years while the union and the state Department of Education work on improving the evaluation process.
The tentative deal comes after nine months of negotiations. On Thursday, a measure that would have sought tax increases for education funding failed at the state Legislature.
To ratify the deal, teachers must approve it with a simple majority.