Warsaw Community Schools and Warsaw Community Education Association Ratify Teacher Contracts

Warsaw Community Schools Administration, the Warsaw Board of School Trustees and the Warsaw Community Education Association (WCEA) are pleased to announce the passage of a teachers’ contract effective for the 2015-2016 school year. While enrollment and state funding have stayed relatively flat for Warsaw Community Schools, all parties involved have actively and efficiently limited spending, thus creating the fiscal environment supporting this contract.

WCS has been under the new Indiana contract laws for three years. Indiana state code limits pay increase to only educators receiving an effective or highly effective evaluation rating during the 2014-2015 school year. For the eligible certified WCS teachers, the maximum increase possible will be $700 on the base salary or roughly a 1.5% increase on the current average salary.

WCS is still awaiting ISTEP results. These results partially account for teacher evaluation data as prescribed by Indiana law. Increases retroactive to the start of the 2015-2016 school year will occur once finalized data is provided by the Indiana State Board of Education. Initial timelines from the Indiana Department of Education estimate release of ISTEP data between December and April.

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