New contract keeps Everett teachers Washington’s best-paid

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — Longtime teachers in Everett’s public schools will continue to earn the highest salaries in the state. The Daily Herald reports under terms of the teachers’ new three-year contract, the teachers union and school district are also moving to do the same for those starting their careers as classroom instructors. The district’s Board of Directors is expected to approve the collective bargaining agreement next week. The top salary will rise to $131,006 for those with at least 14 years experience plus a bachelor’s, a master’s and 135 units of professional education credits. Mukilteo pays some teachers the second-highest salaries in the state at $130,042 annually.