Story by colleague Doug Oakley, who has begun covering Alameda County schools:
Newark teachers and administrators will get a 5.5 percent raise under a new contract signed with the Newark Unified School District, officials said.
The teacher raise is retroactive to July 1 and is good through July 1, 2015, said Assistant Superintendent Tim Irwin. It is the first such raise the 300 teachers in the small school district have received in seven years, he said.
Irwin said management in the school district, including district administrators, school principals, coordinators and managers, also will get a 5.5 percent raise.
Newark teachers start at $57,368 a year and top out at $99,514 with 25 or more years experience, Irwin said.
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