BY ANN MARIE SMITH
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
TRENTON - The average public school teacher in New Jersey will receive a 2.42 percent raise in the 2014-2015 school year, the New Jersey School Boards Association reported yesterday. That average reflects 324 ratified agreements covering the upcoming school year, including those in the first, second, or third year of the contract.
Many of the contracts contain provisions for longer workdays for teachers, or more instructional time.