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Glendale Unified Reaches Tentative Agreement with Glendale Teachers Association

Media Contact:
GUSD Public Information Office
Kristine Nam, Communications Director
(818) 241-3111 x1218

Distribution Date: February 28, 2023

Glendale Unified Reaches Tentative Agreement with Glendale Teachers Association

GLENDALE, CA – Glendale Unified School District and Glendale Teachers Association bargaining teams have reached a tentative agreement on a contract for the 2020-23 school years. The tentative agreement includes three separate compensation increases for GTA members: a 4.5% one-time compensation increase for the 2020-21 school year, a 3.5% ongoing raise retroactive to the 2021-22 school year, and a 5% ongoing raise in the current 2022-23 school year. When combined with a benefits package valued at over $34,000 per year, per employee, Glendale teachers’ compensation is the highest in the region.

Additionally, GUSD and GTA tentatively agreed to several stipend and hourly rate increases, including:

  • Increased stipend for special education, dual language immersion, and split grade level teachers, and other special education service providers
  • Increased stipend for teacher specialists
  • Increased stipend for elementary teacher/assistant to the principal
  • Increased hourly rate of pay for professional development instructors
  • Increased hourly rate of pay for categorical program instruction
  • Increased hourly rate of pay for attending professional development, planning for tutoring/ intervention
  • Increased stipend for National Board Certified Teachers and consulting teachers
  • Increased doctoral stipend
  • Stipend for secondary teachers who have two prep periods on the same day in a block schedule

“Glendale Unified proudly offers competitive wages, health benefits, and professional growth opportunities for our highly valued educators and certificated employees,” said Glendale Unified Board of Education President Nayiri Nahabedian. “I want to thank everyone whose hard work led to this tentative agreement, which gives our educators an important raise while keeping our commitment to maximize academic achievement for every child and maintain district financial responsibility.”

“Our Board of Education, district leadership, administrators, educators, and staff are unified in our commitment to an equity-focused agenda that gives our students voice and choice in their academic endeavors,” said Glendale Unified Superintendent Dr. Vivian Ekchian. “I am  pleased that we have come to a tentative agreement that competitively compensates our GTA employees for the hard work they do every day.”

As a next step, GTA membership will vote on the tentative agreement, after which the agreement will be submitted to the Glendale Unified Board of Education for approval.

For further information, please contact Kristine Nam at (818) 241-3111 x1218 or