Philadelphia School District ratifies new 3-year contract for teachers

Teachers will get a 9% raise in base pay over the life of the contract.
PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- The Philadelphia School Board ratified a new three-year contract for teachers on Thursday night.

Teachers will get a 9% raise in base pay over the life of the contract, plus bonuses in the first two years.

A spokesperson for the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers says they are very happy with the agreement.

"We were thrilled that our membership voted overwhelmingly to ratify our hard-fought collective bargaining agreement with the School District of Philadelphia. This evening, we're grateful that the School Board finalized the agreement with its unanimous approval," read a statement on behalf of the union.

The agreement between the union and the school board was reached on September 1.

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