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Keokuk Teachers Present Initial Offer

Jan 23, 2013

Keokuk teachers are looking for raises during the 2013/2014 school year.

The initial contract offer from the Keokuk Education Association calls for a $2,000 increase in the base pay for teachers.  The base pay currently sits at $31,265.

The KEA also wants scheduled increases based on education and experience to continue.

Business Manager Greg Reynolds says when salary, insurance and retirement is factored in, the teachers are seeking an 8% increase in total compensation.

The KEA also wants to see a series of language changes in sections dealing with seniority, lay-offs, evaluations and collaboration time.

The proposed contract also introduces a peer review program for teachers.

The Keokuk School District is expected to make its initial contract offer to the KEA during an open meeting next week.