After 18 months of negotiations, the Boston Teachers Union and the city announced Thursday they have tentatively agreed on a new contract.
Mayor Marty Walsh says the agreement improves hiring processes and provides a reasonable wage increase.
“It’s good for our students, good for our teachers, and good for our district,” Walsh said during a joint press conference with city and union officials. “And it continues to allow us to be the best urban district in the country.”
Under the new contract, teachers and paraprofessionals will get a retroactive 2 percent pay raise for this past school year, and a 3 percent raise for the upcoming year.