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Teachers and school district agree on 15.2 percent salary increase


Teachers in the Grand Coulee Dam School District will get a 15.2-percent across-the-board increase in salary this year, following an agreement reached between the local teachers union and the district that some have called “life changing.”

Superintendent Paul Turner told the school board Monday night that the increase is covered by the new salary allocation coming from the state, but just barely, with the district getting about $2.6 million for teacher salaries.

He said the average of teacher salaries in the district is now at $65,614. The new range of salaries starts at about $42,000...

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