Updated: February 16, 2018

Teacher contract settlements that cover the 2017-18 school year have increased slightly from 2.69% this time last year, to 2.76%. Teacher’s contract settlements which START with the 2017-18 school year are reporting an average increase of 2.91%, which is based upon 99 ratified settlements to date. It is important when examining settlement rates that you view each district’s settlement in its’ entirety. The rates listed above do not show the complete picture of concession/givebacks that the board gained from the union. Please reference the report in the paragraph below titled “Settlement Rates in Perspective” for details on each districts reported achievements. Results from our survey to the 199 districts whose teachers contract have expired on 6/30/2017, with 98% of the districts responding, are showing that 138 have reached a successor agreement, many of which are pending ratification. (Note: tentative settlements are not calculated into the above averages until fully ratified by both parties). In addition, there are still approximately 10 districts who have not yet reached an agreement for contracts which expired 6/30/2016 or earlier.

To proceed to our current listing of teacher’s settlements which covers the 2017-18 school year, regardless of settlement date, please click on this link: Settlement Rates in Perspective.

To view a chart of average settlement rates since 2003-04 school year through today, please click on this link:  Historical Settlement Chart

For additional settlement reports and other comparative data on teachers’ contracts, please visit the Current Negotiations Data (members-only).

*NOTE: Districts are asked to supply their settlement increases inclusive of the cost of increment.

All settlement information is reported to NJSBA through surveys to the district administration offices.  The data contained in our reports is only as complete as the information we receive from each district.  Therefore, our ability to provide you with the most comprehensive data available depends on you.  If you’ve recently settled your teacher’s contract and that settlement does not appear in the above report, please complete this electronic survey or contact Sandy Raup at (609) 278-5224 or sraup@njsba.org