The Keokuk School District and the union representing its teachers have some distance to make up as they begin contract negotiations.
Keokuk teachers are looking for raises during the 2013/2014 school year.
Teachers in two southeast Iowa school districts are looking for pay raises.
The Keokuk Education Association and the Burlington Education Association have each made their initial contract offers for next year to their respective districts.
Keokuk’s teachers are seeking a $1,000 increase in the base pay for new faculty to $31,745.
The salaries for veteran teachers would increase accordingly based on experience and education.
They are also looking to change two pieces of language from the current contract.