ST. LOUIS — The members of American Federation of Teachers Local 420 voted to approve a new three-year contract with St. Louis Public Schools after eight months of negotiations.
The local union represents more than 2,000 teachers and support staff in St. Louis.
The contract includes a $1,900 bonus this month and pay raises of 4% starting in March, 3% in 2022 and 3% in 2023. The school district also agreed to raise its minimum hourly wage to $15, which affects some teaching assistants and clerical staff.
Some students will return to classrooms this month for the first time since March as school districts complete their spring semester plans.
St. Louis Public Schools will reopen its middle and high schools Jan. 11, following a week of virtual learning after the winter break. About two-thirds of students in the district are expected to return to buildings, with the rest staying virtual.