Tentative Agreement Reached

Feb. 14, 2019
view of bargaining room

Dear DPS Families,

We’re pleased to share that the Denver Public Schools and the Denver Classroom Teachers Association reached a tentative agreement on a new ProComp contract shortly after 6 a.m. on Thursday, after negotiating through the night.

All DPS schools are open on Thursday. Preschool (ECE) classes are still canceled, due to the late hour that the agreement was reached. Preschool classes will resume on Friday.

When the agreement was signed at 6:15 a.m this morning, DCTA announced that the strike is called off. Teachers are expected to return to work in order to receive pay today.

The tentative agreement invests an additional $23 million in teacher pay. It includes an average base salary increase of 11.7% next year and a cost-of-living increase the following two years. The ProComp incentive for teachers in the highest-poverty schools increases to $3000, and the incentives for teaching in Title I schools and hard-to-fill positions are $2000.

The tentative agreement must be ratified by the DCTA membership and then approved by the Denver Board of Education.

Thank you again for all of your patience and understanding this week. We’re very pleased to have reached this agreement that provides our educators with a fair, transparent, and highly competitive salary system.