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Boulder Valley's higher teacher salaries force charters to evaluate pay


Keeping up with Boulder Valley's teacher pay has been an ongoing challenge for the district's charter schools -- one that is now more difficult, thanks to the district's recent salary increases.

In response to the school district paying more, local charter schools are reworking their own pay scales to stay competitive.

Charter schools traditionally haven't been able to pay their teachers as much as their district school counterparts. Charters are public schools that usually are overseen by school districts but operate independently, don't usually participate in teacher unions and set their own...