The tentative agreement between Seattle Public Schools and its teachers union includes more personal days, more money for professional development and additional pay benefits for special educators.

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Late Tuesday, 6,000 Seattle Public Schools employees received a full copy of the tentative one-year agreement between their district and their union. School starts Wednesday, after the deal averted a strike; union members will vote this weekend to ratify the contract.

In addition to the details previewed to union members over the weekend — a 10.5 percent across-the-board raise and five additional days of paid parental leave — the tentative contract contains:

  • 32 hours of paid time for employees who spend time incorporating technology into their practices
  • Two additional personal days a year, bringing the total to four
  • Tens of thousands of dollars to fund professional development for para-educators and special-education teachers
  • Overage money to special-education staff to manage additional students “due to vacancies,” and additional training for para-educators working with children who have special needs
  • At least 10 more race and equity teams working in schools
  • The ratio for counselors in secondary schools would be lowered to 375:1

Here is the full contract, which is 79 pages. If you’d prefer the union’s summary of the additional benefits, you can view it here. A salary schedule for certificated teachers is also available.

A district official put the estimated cost of the contract at more than $55 million on Tuesday. If the union chooses to ratify the contract Saturday, the Seattle School Board will vote on it at a Sept. 18 meeting.