After negotiating for 12 months, New Media Technology Charter School in Northwest Philadelphia and its unionized teachers have ratified their first contract.
The agreement provides the first salary scale in the school's 10-year history, and includes options for higher pay for teachers with specialized certifications and bonuses for improved school performance.
The charter board approved the contract Thursday. The 27 teachers at the school in the Stenton section had approved the proposal Aug. 4. Both votes were unanimous.