San Juan Island School District is happy to announce that we have achieved two-year contracts with both the teachers’ union, San Juan Education Association (SJEA), and the classified employees union, Public School Employees of Washington (PSE). Both contracts target additional funds for the purpose of honoring employees with the greatest longevity in the school district.
The SJEA contract has raised the starting salary of new teachers with a BA degree and no experience or credits to $50,160.00 this year and $52,428.00 next year. Earnings for experienced teachers with an MA/PHD, the most longevity and credits will increase to $97,002 this school year and will top out next school year at $101,386.00. The overall average of SJISD teachers’ salaries this year is $78,155 and next year will increase to $82,875. In addition, teachers will receive increased classroom budgets, higher special workload stipends and improved instructional load standards.
Salary schedules are available to the public on the District website at this link https://www.sjisd.wednet.edu/Page/2088.
All negotiating teams worked with a strong sense of purpose and teamwork to achieve these agreements. We are especially pleased to have signed them as early in the year as we did enabling us to fully concentrate our energies on the District’s continuing focus of student performance.