New proposal made to raise teacher salaries in South Bend

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Following a Tuesday Town Hall meeting discussing raises for teachers, the South Bend Community School Corporation recently released their latest proposal to increase teacher salaries.

South Bend teachers claim that none of the recent referendum funds have been dedicated to raising their salaries.

However, the school corporation claims that $3.1 million has already been spent on raising teacher salaries for the 2021-2022 school year with plans to put more referendum money in teacher paychecks during the 2022-2023 school year.

The latest proposal made by the school corporation will allow base pay and one-time stipends to give all teachers a 5% raise this school year and a 4% raise in the next school year.

This proposal also illustrates that teachers with 10 to 23 years of experience would receive a 7% raise.

Negotiations made this week are now heading to a mediation stage.

A full breakdown of the school corporation’s most recent proposal for teacher raises is described below:

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