Friday, September 13, 2013

Side by Side Comparison of Current Proposals

Here is an update on where we are in bargaining so far. Below is a summary of what is currently on the table from each side. For more details, you can browse previous posts. Hope to see you at our next bargaining session Wednesday, September 18th, 4:45 pm, room 118 at the ESC!

AHEM Proposal
District Proposal
Salary Schedule
·       Step and lane movement both years
·       2.5% increase on all cells both years
·       Place ABE/ECFE teachers on the salary schedule with a 2.5% raise
·       Step and lane movement both years
·       1% increase on career steps only both years
·       For ABE/ECFE teachers, first year increase the top step only by 1%; second year increase all steps by 1%, except for the top step which would increase by 2%
Health Insurance
·       100% district contribution to Medica Choice Single plan (same as current)
·       Increase district contribution amount to the equivalent of 70% of the Elect/Essential Family plan
·       90% district contribution to Medica Choice Single plan
·       Maintain current contributions to family plans
Leadership Pay
·       Create a Leadership Pay Task Force to review ESA/Coaching/Leadership pay systems and make proposals we can use in the next round of bargaining
·       Increase pay for all ESA, Coaching, and Leadership positions by 2.5%
·       Eliminate pay levels E and F, and move all those positions to level D
·       Addition of some new positions
·       Addition of some new positions
·       No increase to ESA, Leadership, or Coaching positions
·       Eliminate Level F and move those positions to Level E, and increase the pay for Level D.
Other Language Items
·       Define Planning Time in the contract as unstructured, continuous time during Work Shop Week and at the end of trimesters
·       Add three planning days
·       Eliminate Sub Deduct Days
·       Increase the number of personal days from three to four
·       Create Substitute Leave where time off can be earned by subbing for colleagues during prep time
·       Include grandchildren as family members for whose care leaves can be used
·       Extend parental leave to mothers
·       Designate ten hours of conference time as Family Communication time to be used at teachers’ discretion
·       Create a “monitor” position with a stipend of $500 for online classes at the new StepAhead virtual school
·       Responded to our Substitute Leave idea with some modifications
·       Editorial changes regarding buy back language and site names
·       Editorial changes to bring us into compliance with the new marriage equality law