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Cherry Creek says its new teachers will be among the highest paid on Front Range

A new salary schedule approved this week goes into effect next school year.
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AURORA, Colo. — Cherry Creek Schools has adopted a new salary schedule that will go into effect next school year.

The district said its salary for new teachers will start at $57,000 next year, among the highest on the Front Range.

The district said it hopes the increased salary will attract new teachers.

Cherry Creek Schools said the new salary schedule also raises salaries for all teachers and offers additional compensation for teachers and staff who further their education.

Cherry Creek Schools will host a job fair for teachers and staff on Saturday, Feb. 25, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The compensation package and salary increases were approved Monday by members of the Cherry Creek Education Association (CCEA).

"In Cherry Creek Schools, we love and value our teachers beyond measure. This salary update is designed to provide competitive compensation for all of our teachers and certified staff, and is aligned to our core values as a district," Superintendent Christopher Smith said. "This week’s announcement is part of our ongoing efforts to ensure that all of our staff earn fair and competitive wages for the work they do in service of students."

"Our teachers are so passionate about what they do. Every day they are committed to helping students discover a love of learning and a pathway of purpose. This new salary schedule honors and values the hard work of teachers in classrooms across the district," CCEA President Kasey Ellis said.  

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