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Palo Alto Unified teachers and staff get 7% raises

Teachers and other staff at the Palo Alto Unified School District are getting 7% raises under an agreement reached Tuesday, Palo Alto OnLine reported.

The raises are retroactive to the start of the academic year, the website reported. They are also larger than raises given in previous rounds of bargaining.

In a separate vote Tuesday, district trustees also unanimously approved 5% raises, plus 2% one-time payments, for each of the district’s six top administrators: the superintendent, deputy superintendent, chief business officer, assistant superintendent of equity and student affairs, assistant superintendent of education services, secondary, and assistant superintendent of education services, elementary.

“I think they’re healthy raises that reflect the economic conditions of both the district and the marketplace,” board member Todd Collins said.