- Associated Press - Thursday, May 10, 2018

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Canyons School District has raised the starting salary for new teachers and will hand out a one-time bonus to licensed educators.

The board voted unanimously Tuesday to increase the starting salary 4.5 percent, to $41,835, for the 2018-19 school year. Educators, including new hires, will also receive a one-time $500 bonus, the Salt Lake Tribune reported .

In addition, Canyons’ teachers will receive regularly scheduled incremental raises and cost-of-living increases.

The new compensation package is the district’s second raise in two years. Canyons boosted its starting pay to $40,000 last year as part of a wave of raises among Utah’s largest school districts.

The other three large districts that have implemented raises are Jordan, Granite and Tooele.



The bonuses are funded in part by an increase to the amount of spending per pupil and a new Teacher and Student Success account, which lawmakers could divert for other purposes in future budget years.

The new pay agreement is subject to ratification from the teachers’ union.

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Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune, http://www.sltrib.com

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