BROKEN ARROW, Okla. — Broken Arrow Public Schools on Tuesday announced a historic pay raise, which will increase a starting teacher's salary by nearly $3,700.
The pay raises are pending approval by the Board of Education and the Broken Arrow Education Association.
The new scale would pay a teacher with a Bachelor's degree in their first year a salary of just more than $41,000. The salary increases will result in the district investing an additional $4.2 million into teacher compensation, which was made possible through increased common education funding made possible by state legislators.
“Increasing teacher pay has been a constant focus of our Board of Education,” said Superintendent Dr. Janet Dunlop. “I commend our board members for their support and commitment to investing every additional state operational funding dollar toward teacher compensation. We are excited to be able to reward our teachers while maintaining small class sizes and direct classroom support. We appreciate our teachers’ union, BAEA, for coming to the table with this shared priority of raising teacher pay.”
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