EDUHSD contracts call for 1.5% raises

The El Dorado Union High School District Board of Trustees at a recent meeting discussed several proposals from the Faculty Association, the California School Employees Association and the El Dorado Managers Association regarding compensation packages, contract issues and working conditions.

After discussing several topics involving student and educational services, the Board addressed a few action/discussion items under the Human Resources section at its Dec. 6 meeting.

The second item of business in this section regarded the signing of a tentative agreement between the El Dorado Union High School District and the Faculty Association on Thursday, Oct. 27.

This tentative agreement states that the 2011-2012 salary schedule shall reflect a 1.5 percent increase retroactive to July 1, 2011.

The tentative agreement also notes that the Support Provider stipend will be open for negotiations for the 2012-2013 school year, and the District will increase the health plan cap for fiscal year 2012-2013 to cover the cost of the employee only, Blue Cross Plan 1 level of coverage, plus dental and vision.

However, as a stipulation for these terms, the automatic openers Article 16 — Salaries, Article 17 — Extracurricular Stipends and Cocurricular Salary, and Appendices A-D in the agreement must remain closed for the 2012-2013 negotiations.

Article 16 gives the schedule for the department chair/lead teacher stipend.

The position of Lead Teacher was originally classified in the “Level 1” category by itself and received a stipend amount of $1,334.

Now, the “Level 1” category is expanded to include not only the position of Lead Teacher, but Foreign Language, Special Education, and Visual and Performing Arts teachers as well. Their stipend amount was increased to $2,423 and they now receive $572 in support.

As noted above, the details in this article cannot be negotiated for the 2012-2013 school year.

Article 17 says that the site administrator will distribute district-funded coaching stipends. Additionally, the site administrator will be able to re-distribute unused district funded coaching stipends based on the number of students served, safety issues, amount and type of equipment, finances available and other germane issues.

As for Appendices A-D, these sections give exact amounts of compensation and other funds that can be found in the unrestricted reserves. These numbers and the entire disclosure statement can be seen and reviewed publicly on the district bulletin board.

Now that the tentative agreement has been signed, it is now being presented for final approval to the Board of Trustees. The administration recommends that the Board of Trustees ratify the agreement, but the final decision will be determined at a later time.

The next item of business during the meeting regarded the signing of a tentative agreement between the EDUHSD and the CSEA on Nov. 28, 2011.

This agreement also states that the 2011-2012 salary schedule shall reflect a 1.5 percent increase retroactive to July 1, 2011.

However, as in the other agreement, this increase means that a few articles are closed to negotiation for the 2012-2013 school year: Article 7 — Compensation, and Article 10 — Insurance Protection. The exact specifics of these articles can be reviewed on the district bulletin board.

As with the other tentative agreement, the administration recommends that the Board of Trustees ratify the contract. The final decision for approval or denial will be made by the board in the future.

The last item of business in the Human Resources portion of the meeting regarded the 2011-2012 Settlement with the El Dorado Union High School District Managers.

This settlement also states that all EDMA and Contract Managers will receive a 1.5 percent compensation increase effective July 1, 2011 with the stipulation that there will be no discussions pertaining to salary, health, or welfare for the 2012-2013 fiscal year.

The administration recommends that the Board of Trustees take action to approve the agreement.

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