Teachers and other certified personnel in the Nettle Creek School Corporation will receive a 7% raise under terms of a contract that the school board expects to ratify Wednesday.

Teacher base pay will be $45,000 annually, an increase from the current $42,000, according to Emily Schaeffer, superintendent. Returning teachers who are rated “effective” or “highly effective” will get a 7% boost. The school corporation also is increasing its contribution to teacher health insurance.

Stipends paid for extracurricular activities such as coaching and sponsorships will increase by 15%. They have remained unchanged for several years.

The board heard a reading of the contract terms during a special meeting on Nov. 1. The Nettle Creek Classroom Teachers Association had ratified the contract earlier, Schaeffer said.

The board’s regular meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the LGI room at Hagerstown Elementary School, 299 N. Sycamore St. The public may attend.

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A version of this article appeared in the November 8 2023 print edition of the Western Wayne News.

Bob Hansen is a reporter for the Western Wayne News.