Boston Public Schools Interim Superintendent Laura Perille announced a tentative three-year contract has been signed with the Boston Teachers Union.
The contract provides a 2% salary increases, a full-time nurse in every school, additional licensed mental health professionals, reduced class sizes for English learners and strengthens the ability of school principals to hire effective and diverse educators.
“This tentative agreement gives teachers a reasonable wage increase while providing supports that we all know our students need, including more school nurses and mental health professionals,” said Mayor Martin J. Walsh. “We’re also lowering class sizes and staffing ratios for English learners and making it easier for schools to hire the most qualified and diverse teachers possible. I’m thankful to the Boston Public Schools and the Boston Teachers Union for taking a major step forward in providing better outcomes for our students.”