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Are teachers in Lawrence getting raises this year or not?

That remains to be seen. The Lawrence school board has offered to boost salaries for each of the Lawrence school district’s 926 licensed educators — teachers, guidance counselors, speech pathologists and others — by $250 for next year, plus give each of the educators a one-time payment of $1,000 in late December. The board also has offered additional raises for teachers who have received an additional college degree or earned additional credits during the past year. Such compensation would be included in a master agreement for the coming year, which is still being negotiated between the board and the Lawrence Education Association, which is the union representing teachers. Negotiators from both sides met Thursday, but have not set another date for negotiations.

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