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Megan Serrao, freshmen English teacher at McKinley, says: "We need your support. We do so much more than we get compensated for."

HSTA, state agree on new contract

The new four-year contract settles a longstanding labor dispute. In the new contract:

- annual pay increases for teachers
- new performance evaluation that considers both teachers’ professional practice and teachers’ contribution to student learning and growth in determining a teachers’ rating of effectiveness
- more rigorous probation for new teachers and a professional recognition when beginning teachers complete their performance-based probation
- additional hours of training and professional support for teachers