RARITAN TWP., NJ – The Hunterdon Central High School board and its teachers union have both agreed on a new teacher’s contract, according to a press release from the school.

The four-year contract covers teachers, support staff and operations. It is effective retroactively to July 2015, when the previous contract expired. It will continue through June 30, 2019.

A yearly salary increase for the union members, consisting of cost of living increases and movement up the salary guide, is the equal of an 11.03 percent pay hike over four years, using the following scale:

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             Year                            Increase

  • 2015-2016                   2.5 percent
  • 2016-2017                   2.6 percent
  • 2017-2018                   2.7 percent
  • 2018-2019                   2.8 percent

Under the contract, teachers hired after ratification of the agreement may be assigned to teach up to six blocks/classes a year. Teachers who teach six blocks/classes a year will not be assigned a duty block, such as detention or supervision.

Editor's note: This article has been updated to state that the contract is retroactive to July, 2015.