"This agreement is a win, simple and simple: for our students, for our educators and for our communities," said Denver Classroom Teachers Association President Henry Roman in a statement Thursday morning.
"No longer will our students see their education disrupted because their teachers can not afford to stay in their classrooms."
The teachers said they wanted higher, stable salaries, because the school district uses unpredictable bonuses to compensate for low base pay.
Union representatives said a "breakthrough" came Tuesday night when the two sides were able to find some "common ground" and eventually reached a tentative agreement that would need to be ratified by union membership.
Under the agreement, teachers would see a seven to eleven percent increase in their basic salary and a "transparent 20-step salary schedule," the DCTA said. It would also end the "exorbitant five-figure bonuses" for senior administrators.
More than 2,600 teachers spent several days standing in the cold to protest for higher salaries in a bid to stop more educators from leaving the city
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