Teachers in Edmonds public schools in line for pay hike

LYNNWOOD, Wash. (AP) — Teachers in Edmonds public schools are in line for a pay hike this fall under an agreement set for approval by the Lynnwood-based district’s Board of Directors on Tuesday. The one-year deal calls for a 2% wage hike for certificated teachers, plus a $1,250 increase for each step in their salary schedule. With the changes, a first-year instructor with a bachelor’s degree will earn a starting salary of $68,965 — the highest in the state. The current starting pay is $66,184. At the top end, a certificated teacher with 14 years of experience, a master’s degree and 90 units of additional education will make $124,658, up from $120,646.