Terms of recently signed teacher contracts on Long Island, as summarized by union and school district officials. In addition to these raises, each district pays most teachers annual "step" increases - generally 3 to 3.5 percent - for experience and additional education.
FLORAL PARK-BELLEROSE Three-year contract; raises of 3 percent to 3.5 percent yearly. Teachers pay a higher share of health insurance costs, and provide an additional evening conference with parents.
GREAT NECK Two years; first-year raises of $500 to $1,000 that district officials say are equivalent to a 1 percent increase. Second-year raise of 2.44 percent.
HERRICKS Five years; raises of
2 percent to 3 percent.
MIDDLE COUNTRY One-year contract extension; raise of 1.5 percent.
SACHEM Four years; raises of
1.5 percent to 2.5 percent. Union officials say annual step increases
are improved, which district officials say will be delayed in the second
and third years.
SEWANHAKA Three years; raises of 2.75 percent to 2.9 percent. Increases number of years teachers work before qualifying for health insurance in retirement.
SYOSSET Three-year extension; annual raises of 2.75 percent. Teachers give up some sick days, and pay a higher share of health insurance costs.
WEST BABYLON Four years; raises of 1.75 percent to 2.3 percent yearly. Teachers will devote more time to training and offer more extra help to students during school hours; some after-school duties eliminated for teachers.