MEDIA RELEASE REGARDING TEACHER NEGOTIATIONS
Central Union Elementary School District
April 7, 2016
Central Union Elementary School District is currently engaged in labor contract negotiations with the Central Union Elementary Teacher’s Association for 2015-2016. Negotiations are in the Impasse phase and the parties are following California law and will be mediating their disputes on April 8, 2016 with a neutral State provided mediator. The law also provides for other procedures if an agreement cannot be reached through mediation.
The District has offered the following:
Salary increase of 3.65% for all teachers. This will place them as the highest paid teachers in Kings County K-12 schools except for one pay cell for the most senior teachers on the salary schedule.
- An increase in the District’s contribution to health benefits for teachers from $12,105.00 to $15,129.00 annually. This is the highest contribution of all K-12 schools in Kings County by $1,100 for the next district and provides for a fully funded 80/20 health care plan.
- A one time payment of $300 per month for 8 months, $2,400 total, from September 2015 for what could have been applied to health benefits teachers selected in September 2015.
- The total offer is equivalent to a 7% increase in compensation.