Palo Alto Unified School District and Classified Employees Association Reach Tentative Agreement
The Palo Alto Unified School District (PAUSD) and California School Employees Association (CSEA) Chapter 301 reached a tentative agreement for compensation and benefits for 2021 and 2022. The tentative agreement requires ratification votes by CSEA membership and the PAUSD Board of Education.
The bargaining teams participated in multiple negotiating sessions throughout March, April and May prior to reaching a tentative agreement at 4:00 pm on May 17, 2021.
For 2020-21, CSEA members will receive a 3% increase to the salary schedule effective July 1, 2020, a one-time, off the schedule payment of $1,800 pro-rated based on Full Time Equivalent (FTE) assignment, and an increased employer contribution to the cost of Health and Welfare benefits equivalent to an additional .26% salary increase.
For 2021-22, CSEA members will receive a 3% increase to the salary schedule effective July 1, 2021 and a one-time, off the schedule payment equal to 2%. In addition, for the 2022 calendar year (January 1 – December 31), the District shall contribute towards health and welfare benefits an additional amount that provides unit members with the same dependent contributions as the 2021 calendar year.