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EPIC Charter Schools announces large teacher pay raise

Posted at 3:55 PM, Apr 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-12 16:56:33-04

OKLAHOMA CITY — EPIC Charter Schools has announced across-the-board pay raises for teachers for the upcoming school year.

EPIC has teachers in all 77 counties in the state that are either one-on-one teachers or on-site teachers at four blended learning centers in Tulsa and Oklahoma City. The bulk of EPIC's 700 teachers across the state are one-on-one teachers.

One-on-one teachers will see an increase of about $5,000 annually, and special education teachers will see a $4,000 raise.

BLC regular and special education teachers will get a $10,000 increase in their base salary (from $35,000 to $45,000 and from $40,000 to $50,000, respectively), in addition to a $5,000 increase in their annual bonus cap.

“EPIC places an extremely high premium on recruiting and retaining top teaching talent in Oklahoma,” said Bart Banfield, assistant superintendent for Instruction. “Prior to this increase, our average teaching salary was already the state’s highest average teacher salary, as well as the region’s highest average teacher salary. We are committed to our faculty and ensuring they are the top paid educators in the state of Oklahoma.”

In 2018, the average salary of a full-time EPIC eduators was about $64,000.

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