Union-area (Maine) school district, teachers OK incentive pay plan

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Thursday, December 19, 2013

A labor contract worked out between the Regional School Unit 40 Board and its approximately 200 teachers includes a provision for pay based partially on student performance.

“For Maine, some of the features of the new contract are ground breaking changes in the way teachers are paid and represent a step forward in accountability for teachers and students,” states a news release from the board. “These changes are directed toward improved student achievement through better teaching.”

Terms of the contract for the teachers in the school system that serves Union, Warren, Washington, Friendship and Waldoboro were released last week. The two parties have been negotiating for nearly two years to reach a deal.

Teachers will receive a 1.5 percent raise retroactive to the 2012-2013 school year and a 2 percent bump in pay for the current school year and for 2014-2015.

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