The Greendale School Board has approved an agreement with the teachers union that calls for a salary increase of 3 percent for the 2012-13 school year.
The contract results in each teacher getting a total of $1,897, which is prorated for new hires and part-time employees, according to a district news release.
The board approved the contract unanimously in its meeting Monday. The increase is part of Greendale's approved budget for this year.
"Our teachers are among the best in the state in dedication to their students and innovation in classroom techniques and educational tools, all while adhering to the core values and standards required by our district and the state," School Board President Joe Crapitto and Superintendent John Tharp said in a statement.
"Their pay should be commensurate with our high standards of achievement to allow us to retain this high level of educator and to attract new staff to our schools. This measure is an example of the district and board of education's commitment to providing the best education possible to students."