The bargaining teams for Jeffco Public Schools and the Jefferson County Education Association have reached a tentative agreement on teacher compensation and other items in the teachers' contract.
The agreement, which was reached Thursday night, includes:
* An average 2.5 percent increase in salary for teachers rated “effective” or “highly effective” in their evaluations,
* An increase in starting pay for new teachers,
* No increase in employee health-care premiums for the next school year,