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Jefferson County Teachers Association ratifies teacher contract

The Jefferson County Teachers Association voted to ratify the new contract with an overwhelming 87% in favor.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Editor's note: The attached video is from before the deal was approved.

The Jefferson County Teachers Association (JCTA) voted to ratify a new contract approving a salary raise for Jefferson County Public School teachers Wednesday afternoon. Of the votes, 87% voted in favor of the contract.

The Jefferson County Board of Education reached the conclusion during Tuesday night's meeting. It follows a deal between the district and the JCTA, which was approved on Friday.

Included in the deal is a 4% pay increase for all teachers in the 2022-23 school year.

There will also be continuity stipends of up to $1,000 and an additional stipend for those working in Accelerated Improvement Schools and JCPS Choice Zones. Those are the schools in and around West Louisville established in the recent School Choice Plan.

The AIS and Choice Zone supplement would range between $8,000 and $14,000 annually, according to the district.

Superintendent Marty Pollio called the move the largest across-the-board salary increase in 15 years.

The board also approved the addition of Mental Health Practitioners to the teacher salary schedule.

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