FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Jesse Smiley, Senior Media Relations Specialist, Jessie_Smiley@dpsk12.org
Sept. 1, 2017
Five-Year Contract Includes Focus on Whole Child, Generous Compensation Increase
Denver – After months of negotiations, the Denver Classroom Teachers Association (DCTA) and Denver Public Schools (DPS) earlier today united behind a generous new five-year collective bargaining agreement for DPS teachers, replacing the previous master agreement that expired at midnight.
The new agreement includes several major revision areas, including strong social and emotional supports for students, and the most generous compensation offer in the metro area for teachers:
The new contract will take effect if and when it is approved by the DPS Board of Education and DCTA membership.
DPS Superintendent Tom Boasberg said, “We believe that we are a stronger district — one that can better recruit and retain teachers, and better educate our kids — when DPS and DCTA are united in addressing the challenges you, our educators, face. We remain focused on supporting our educators and our students, and appreciate DCTA’s shared commitment to our vision that Every Child Succeeds.”
DCTA President Henry Roman said, “Thanks to the strength of DPS parents, teachers and SSPs, we were able to get to an agreement that furthers our commitment to creating the schools Denver students deserve. Denver teachers and SSPs are some of the most committed and talented professionals in the nation, and it’s truly an honor to work with them. We look forward to further collaboration with the district on these important issues.”
Learn more about our commitment to our teachers and negotiations here.