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By Will DeMarco
Gazette Reporter 

Pullman teachers get raise in face of looming budget funding deficit


August 23, 2018

Pullman teachers struck a tentative deal last week to raise their pay 17 percent over the next two years.

If approved, Pullman instructors will see a 15 percent pay increase in the upcoming school year, along with a two percent increase for the 2019-2020 year. The agreement states a first-year teacher in the district could make a maximum salary of approximately $47,000, while teachers on the highest end of the pay grade would max out just under $88,000 per year.

Pullman teachers must still act to ratify the agreement before it is finalized, which Supt. Robert Maxwell said should be next wee...

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