Two of the three school districts in the Coachella Valley have offered 4 to 5 percent raises to the teachers, but the third district is cutting costs by laying off dozens of teachers. Palm Springs Unified and its teacher's union have negotiated a 4.25 percent raise, said Mark Acker, union president, on Tuesday. The deal must still be ratified by the union, which meets later this week, and approved by the school board, which meets next week.
- Mar. 4, 2014