October 4, 2019
October 5, 2019

The District and PAEA met for three bargaining sessions and traded several proposals related to Compensation and Benefits. The following proposals were the last sets that the teams exchanged:

The District counter-proposed the following:

Article VI-Compensation and Benefits

  • Ongoing salary increase of 1% for the 2019-20 school year which is an ongoing approximate cost to the District of $1,175,376.
  • One-time salary increase of 1% for the 2019-20 school year only which is a one-time approximate cost to the District of $1,175,376.
  • Increased District contribution to health care benefits from $13,570 to $14,099 per year for full time regular employees at an approximate cost of $470,150 (equal to .4% salary increase.)
  • Contingency language that provides for additional ongoing salary increases if the District’s final annual property tax revenues exceed current growth projections of 5.93%. By way of example: if the final annual property tax growth is 8.5% at year end, employees would receive an additional 1% salary increase based on a pro rata 50/50 employee / District share, which would be an ongoing approximate cost of $1,226,093.

PAEA made a counter-proposal to the above language that expands the parameters and increases the employee share of an actual increase to tax receipts greater than the current growth projections of 5.93%. Their counter-proposal is as follows:

Article VI-Compensation and Benefits

  • Ongoing salary increase of 1% for the 2019-20 school year which is an ongoing approximate cost to the District of $1,175,376
  • One-time salary increase of 1% for the 2019-20 school year only which is a one-time approximate cost to the District of$1,175,376.
  • Increase District contribution to health care benefits from $13,570 to $14,099 per year for full time regular employees at an approximate cost of $470,150 (equal to .4% salary increase.)
  • Contingency language that provides for additional ongoing salary increases if the District’s final annual property tax revenues exceed current growth projections of 5.93%. By way of example: if the final annual property tax growth is 8% at year end, employees would receive an additional 1.5% salary increase based on a pro rata 75/25 employee / District share, which would be an ongoing approximate cost of $1,818,598.

The District counter-proposed the following:

Article VI-Compensation and Benefits

  • Ongoing salary increase of 1% for the 2019-20 school year which is an ongoing approximate cost to the District of $1,175,376
  • One-time salary increase of 1% for the 2019-20 school year only which is a one-time approximate cost to the District of $1,175,376.
  • Increase District contribution to health care benefits from $13,570 to $14,099 per year for full time regular employees at an approximate cost of $470,150 (equal to .4% salary increase.)
  • Contingency language that provides for additional ongoing salary increases if the District’s final annual property tax revenues exceed current growth projections of 5.93%. By way of example: if the final annual property tax growth is 8% at year end, employees would receive an additional 1.04% salary increase which would be an ongoing approximate cost of $1,226,092.

PAEA counter-proposed the following:

Article VI-Compensation and Benefits

  • Ongoing salary increase of 2% for the 2019-20 school year which is an ongoing approximate cost to the District of $2,350,752.
  • Increase District contribution to health care benefits from $13,570 to $14,099 per year for full time regular employees at an approximate cost of $470,150 (equal to .4% salary increase.)
  • Contingency language that provides for additional ongoing salary increases if the District’s final annual property tax revenues exceed current growth projections of 5.93%. By way of example, if the final annual property tax growth is 8% at year end, employees would receive an additional 1.04% salary increase which would be an ongoing  approximate cost of $1,226,092.

The District and PAEA teams are scheduled to meet again on October 10, 2019 to consider counter-proposals and continue negotiations.