Duluth School Board approves two-year contracts for teachers

According to Duluth Public Schools on Tuesday, the Duluth School Board unanimously approved two two-year contracts for its teaching staff.

“This agreement not only reflects our appreciation for our teachers but also our unwavering dedication to providing the best possible learning environment for our students. We believe that investing in our teachers is directly investing in the future of our community.”

John Magas, Duluth Public Schools Superintendent

In the new contracts, teachers receive a 6% salary increase in year one, then a 3% raise in the second year. This is from 2023 through 2025. The second contract has a 2% raise in each of the next two years from 2025 through 2027.

“I am proud, as President of the Duluth Federation of Teachers, to bring this historic contract to our teachers. The hard work and dedication our teachers show their students every day is amazing and worthy of a contract that reflects this. In my 29 years in education, I have not seen a contract that rivals this one.”

Ethan Fisher, President of the Duluth Federation of Teachers

Duluth Public Schools believes that this contract will keep salaries competitive and attract talented teachers to the district.

“We are incredibly proud to reach this agreement, which signifies our collective commitment to excellence in education. Our teachers are at the heart of our mission to empower every student, and these contracts are a testament to their value in our community.”

Jill Lofald, Board Chair, Duluth School Board

The contracts also includes four additional professional development opportunities as well as extended work days to work on improvements and innovations in teaching methods.