Stillwater News Press

August 16, 2013

BREAKING NEWS: Stillwater teachers, support staff approve contracts, pay raises

By Mark Rountree
Stillwater NewsPress

STILLWATER, Okla. — Stillwater teachers and support staff personnel approved contracts Friday afternoon that will result in pay increases.

Members of the Stillwater Education Association voted 77 to 1 in favor of a 2013-14 contract package that includes a 0.5 percent pay raise plus annual step salary adjustments, making it a 1.8 percent pay increase. Combined with last year’s pay hike, teacher’s salaries have increased 5.1 percent in the past two years.

This year’s pay increase will cost the district $357,000 and be paid out of the general fund.

Members of the Stillwater Education Support Personnel Association voted 172 to 16 in favor of a package that includes a 0.75 percent pay increase plus annual step salary adjustments for an overall average of a 2 percent salary increase.

The total cost of the support staff’s pay increase will be $134,200, including $84,000 for the step adjustment and $50,200 for the 0.75 percent salary increase. The pay adjustments will be paid out of the general fund.

The Stillwater Board of Education will meet at 8 a.m. Monday in the Administration Building, 314 S. Lewis, to vote on the ratified contracts.