SFUSD and UESF Announce 6% Salary Raise for Teachers and Paraeducators

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SFUSD and UESF Announce 6% Salary Raise for Teachers and Paraeducators

Tentative Agreement Also Gives Teachers Extra Prep Time and Assigns Dedicated Substitutes to Certain Schools

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San Francisco (Sept. 18, 2022) - The San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) and United Educators of San Francisco (UESF) announced that they have reached a tentative agreement for the 2022-23 school year, including a 6% raise for teachers and paraeducators, additional prep time for teachers, and dedicated substitute teachers at certain schools.

“This agreement is an important investment in our educators, and an important step for SFUSD to attract and retain talented professionals,” said SFUSD Superintendent Dr. Matt Wayne. “I want to thank our educators who continue to teach and nurture students every day in SFUSD schools and classrooms. We are committed to working with our labor partners to cultivate a vibrant education workforce and partnering on efforts to sustain these investments.”

“This agreement is one step in a series to ensure educators are able to stay in SFUSD. We are glad we could come to agreement in the fall on this year’s much-needed raise, as it will immediately impact UESF members and their families,” said UESF President Cassondra Curiel.

Per the agreement, the salary schedules and daily and hourly rates shall be retroactively adjusted to reflect a 6% increase effective July 1, 2022. For summer school, the foregoing increases shall take effect beginning with the first certificated workday of the summer session in 2023.

The agreement also stipulates that TK-5 teachers will have 195 minutes of preparation time during the work week. High school and middle school teachers shall have a preparation period equal in length to a teaching period, plus an additional 30 minutes of preparation time during common planning time each week or the equivalent time over a given month.

Also per the agreement, the District will pilot a Dedicated Core Substitute Program for the spring semester of the 2022-23 school year. This means that the District will provide a dedicated core substitute to each high-potential and Tier 3 school, to be available full-time to the assigned site for teacher absences. On school days where there are no teacher absences, site administrators will ensure that the core substitute is only assigned duties customarily performed by UESF certificated or classified bargaining unit members.

The tentative agreement will be finalized upon a vote by the San Francisco Board of Education at an upcoming meeting in October.


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