Negotiations Update – October 13, 2017

***Update regarding PBCCTA negotiations with the PBCSD as of October 13, 2017.***

Click this link and scroll down to view archived video of our negotiation sessions

Contract/Salary

  • • On October 11th, PBCCTA met with the PBCSD to continue contract language and salary negotiations
  • • PBCSD CFO was unable to attend the session; as a result, no salary/raise offer was provided at that time by the PBCSD
  • • Contract language negotiations continued with few agreements for changes to language being agreed by both parties
  • – PBCCTA has made clear our membership does not support sacrificing our already limited planning time, as requested by the PBCSD
    – PBCCTA has made clear our membership does not support adding a mandatory 6th period of instruction to Middle and High School schedules
    – The above mentioned issues rise to the top of our list of concerns regarding contract language
  • • At this time, there is no more information to report regarding contract/salary negotiations
  • • NEXT SESSION will be held in the PBCSD Board Room on November 7th (time TBD)

Evaluations (Joint Evaluation Negotiations Committee – JENC)

  • • HB 7069 made dramatic changes to the requirements for the student growth component of teacher evaluations. State VAM calculations are now optional and districts are allowed to negotiate with local unions for other manners of evaluating student growth for teacher evaluative purposes.  This will be a critical issue for JENC to negotiate this school year.
  • • JENC has not met since the end of last school year
  • • NEXT SESSION will be held on November 1st (location and time TBD)

Healthcare

  • • Healthcare negotiations have come to an end with a tentative agreement between the PBCCTA and PBCSD
  • • Once the agreement is officially signed, more information will be provided to our members
  • • The short and sweet version of the agreement is as follows:
            – NO premium increases for the next 2 years will occur
            – NO cost increases of any kind will occur during the 17-18 school year
            – Minor cost increases will be enacted at the start of the 18-19 school year
            – The PBCSD will investigate the possibility of opening medical clinics for employees to provide lower cost basic healthcare and  achieve overall cost savings to limit rising healthcare costs in the future.

 

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