KHSD teachers in line for raise

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) Kern High School District teachers could soon be getting a salary raise.

A tentative agreement has been reached with the Kern High School Teachers Association, the KHSD confirmed Thursday.

It would be the first salary raise for the teachers in six to seven years, since pre-recession times.

As recently as this week, teachers have been protesting for more pay.

The KHSD confirms the verbal agreement is the result of several months of meetings between both sides.

A meeting is scheduled for next Tuesday to finalize the details, after which it would require approval by the Kern High Faculty Association and the district's board of trustees.

KHSD spokesperson John Teves said it is expected to gain approval, already calling it a much-deserved victory.

"Our teachers have never really made any trouble about our inability to provide a raise," said Teves. "They've been very patient with us, and they have honored their commitment to the kids first, and we hope we have too."