Ratified negotiations with Granite teachers

The Granite School District Board of Education ratified a settlement package with Granite Education Association (GEA) Tuesday with overwhelming support from teacher leaders. Highlights of the agreement include:

  • 4.25 percent cost of living increase (COLA). Starting salary for a first-year Granite teacher will rise to $52,824.
  • Increased planning time directed toward elementary school teachers to enhance instructional practices.
  • Three additional teacher planning and preparation days added to the 2022-2023 school year calendar.
  • Step and lane changes funded for all teachers.
  • Three percent increase to monthly insurance premiums, expanding access and options with no reduction in benefits. Granite School District maintains one of the most competitive and low cost employee benefit/health insurance options in the state.

The settlement will take effect at the commencement of teacher contracts for the 2022-2023 school year.

“We are so pleased with this package that addresses the common goals of the Board of Education and Granite teachers, namely competitive wages, benefits, planning time, reliable processes, and balanced teacher workload,” said Granite Board President Karyn Winder.

“The outcomes of this agreement are the result of the district and GEA identifying our shared interests to produce positive results for teachers and, in turn, our students,” said GEA President Michele Jones.