The new contract calls for the implementation of a high-deductible health care plan as the core health insurance offering and raises for teachers. The contract takes effect
School board Chairman
He added the teacher contract negotiations were by far the best of the three he has been involved with as a board member. He said two sides has some "very candid discussions" and the contract was the result of those "productive discussions and compromise."
Todisco said it is estimated that the implementation of the high-deductible plan, which has become a popular option for businesses, will save the school system an estimated
In addition, the school system will deposit 50 percent of the deductible amount in each teacher's Health Savings Account. That amounts to
A more expensive PPO plan also is available with the school system premium contribution equal to what it would pay for a high-deductible plan.
As for raises, teachers with more than 10 years of experience will receive raises of 1.15, 1.41 and 1.7 percent in each of the three years. In addition, those with 14 or more years of service will receive annual longevity payments that range from
Teachers with up to 10 year of experience would receive step raises.
For example, in 2017-18, a first-year teacher with a bachelor's degree and earning
Teachers are required to work 187 days, have 15 sick days a year that they can accumulate up to 185 days and receive three personal days a year.
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