Tonight (Monday, October 18) Penn-Harris-Madison School Corporation’s Board of School Trustees overwhelmingly approved the contract with the district’s teachers. Superintendent Dr. Jerry Thacker and P-H-M Administration presented the tentative agreement between the P-H-M Teachers Association (PHMTA) and the Corporation at tonight’s meeting.
Negotiations between the Penn-Harris-Madison Teachers’ Association (the PHMTA) and the Penn-Harris-Madison School Corporation took place in late September of 2021. A tentative agreement was reached on Thursday, September 30 and the PHMTA membership ratified the Agreement by an overwhelming margin on Monday, October 11.
Under this agreement (effective retroactive to July 1, 2021 and running through June 30, 2022), P-H-M teachers’ starting salary will move from $41,000 to a very competitive $42,000. State law requires a minimum of $40,000. The new salary range for P-H-M teachers will now be from $42,000 to $72,348.
The agreement covers a one-year period from July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022. All teachers who have completed one or more years of experience will receive varying combinations of base salary increase and a one-time stipend shown in the following chart:
All Teachers will receive salary increases ranging from $1000 to $2,500, with an average increase of $1,650. Additionally, teachers with more than one year of experience will receive a one-time stipend ranging from $500 to $1,700. Teachers with five or more years of experience, who comprise approximately 77% of our teaching staff, will receive a total of $3,000 between an increase in salary and the one-time stipend.
There will also be a 2% increase in amounts paid to all Athletic and Extracurricular positions.
We are confident that this agreement will continue to support our talent acquisition and retention needs, and that our total compensation package remains a premier offering in our area.