Today, Carpentersville District 300 teachers were voting on whether to ratify the contract recently negotiated by the LEAD300 union folks and the school board.
You can read the entire contract here, complete with red color to indicate last minute changes.
The most interesting last minute change in the contract is seen below:
High school teachers (excluding PE and music) teaching a sixth (6th) assignment for the 2012-2013 school year shall receive a one-time, extra pay stipend in the amount of $2,200. High school teachers who work a combination of PE and other subjects will receive a prorated stipend based upon their non-PE assignment. The total amount of stipends paid cannot exceed $90,000.
I’m going to skim through it and see what I find interesting.
- Taxpayers will finance “1.16 Full Time Equivalents of member of the bargaining unit time for the purpose of conducting Association business,” minus the cost of hiring a substitute. (President Release Time)
- Maximum students K-2 in 2013-14 will be 27 (28 enrolled), 3rd to 5th 30 (31 enrolled)
- Maximum students K-2 in 2014-15 will be 26 (27 enrolled), 3rd to 5th 28 (29 enrolled)
- PE and music education teachers’ student contact time will decrease from 1575 to 1500 minutes per week.
- Maximum students for middle school in 2013-14 will be 186, average class of 31, paid overload if more
- Maximum students for middle school in 2013-14 will be average class of 31, paid overload if more
- Middle School teachers shall have no more than 300 minutes of student contact per day
- Based on a nine period day, all general education teachers shall teach no more than five class periods plus one ELT per day or six classes. If more, shall be paid one-fifth of base salary
- High School teachers shall have no more than 285 minutes of student classes plus one ASP may be assigned 155 students; high school teachers teaching six (6) classes may be assigned 186 students. If more, overload pay.
- In the 2014-2015 school year, high school teachers may be assigned a cap of 31 students per class. If more, overload pay.
- High school teachers shall not be required to teach in more than two different subject area departments in any given school semester without additional compensation at the rate of $600.00 per semester.
- Instead of coming to school twenty minutes early and staying twenty minutes after school, the new contract says fifteen minutes and five minutes, respectively181 days of work.
- 181 days of work.
- Divers Ed is limited to three students per vehicle.
- There is whistle blowing protection.
- Twelve sick days credited at the beginning of the year; unused sick days may accumulate without limit.
- Two personal days a year which shall be accumulated as sick days if unused.
- No docking for jury, DCFS, court or administrative hearings or testimony.
- There is a sick leave bank
- Early retirement is possible at age 55 without discount provisions under some circumstances. The District will pay the employer share of the early retirement penalty.
- Up to 40 days of unpaid sick leave can be put into an HRA upon retirement.
- Employees notifing the District that one is retiring four years ahead of time shall receive an increase equal to three percent compounded of the teacher’s TRS creditable earnings for the previous school year for a maximum of four years immediately prior to retirement,plus $500 a year for an HRA account.
- Extra pay amounts and schedule will increase by 2%, 1% and 1% over the three years of the contract.
- A goal has been set that health insurance costs not increase more than 14% a year. If they do, the goal is to cut benefits.
- Taxpayers will pay 70% of the cost of family health insurance.
- 80% of the cost of dental insurance shall be paid by the taxpayers.
- Taxpayer-paid life insurance of $50,000 shall be provided.
- 80% of vision insurance shall be paid by the taxpayers.
- $250 a year will be put in each HRA.
- Mileage will be paid traveling from school to school and for district meetings.
- Members on a step that cannot advance on the salary schedule will receive a 3%, 2% and 3% increase over the three-year contract.
- The District shall pay 5% (5 percentage points of the required 9.5% of payroll) of the TRS payment.
- There’s an extra pay for extra work table.
- The name of the Pom-Pom Squad has been changed to Athletics Dance Team.
- The Instructional Rate is typically paid for work that requires planning, instruction, testing, and/or creation of written documents.
- The Non-Instructional Rate is paid for work that requires physical presence but not instruction.
- There is plenty of language about Special Education.
- A member of a protected group is generally one who is older than 40, disabled, a female or a minority. One may not treat a member of a protected group differently than the rest of the employee group without cause. The burden of proof is on the supervisor.
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