Albuquerque Public Schools and its teachers’ union have reached a tentative agreement on salary increases for next year, according to a district press release.
Negotiations between the union and APS administration had been at an impasse after a Albuquerque Teachers Federation President Ellen Bernstein said APS Superintendent Winston
Brooks and Don Moya, chief financial officer, broke negotiation rules by talking about wage increases at public forums. Brooks disagreed rules were broken and called an impasse to the negotiations.
But the sides have come to an agreement to raise teacher and other support and related services personnel salaries 3 percent and to increase minimum salaries for each of the three teacher tiers $2,000, according to the release.
Meanwhile, the district and the union will seek the assistance of a federal mediator to help with unresolved issues, the release said. Federal mediation is a free service.