The Negotiation Process of Ridge Board of Education and Ridge Education Association
The Negotiation Teams Ridge Board of Education Sherry Alessandro Patrick Okafor Joan Ripley Donna Watkins Ridge Teachers Association Michelle Cummings Baycan Fideli Rose Oliveri Anne Smith
Negotiation Team Roles Financial Advisors – J. Ripley Recorder – P. Okafor Language Specialist – S. Alessandro Spokesperson – D. Watkins
Board of Education Goals 1.It is the expectation of the BOE that all students achieve higher academic standards. a. Professional development b. Evaluation System 2.Fiscal responsibility a.Budget fair to community b.Minimize the impact of health care costs increases c.Maximize our resources, time (teacher year) effectiveness through professionalism (professional development)
Focus of the BOE Work Year, Work day, Number of classes Staff Meeting Number of Sick Days Containing Health Insurance Cost Salary Schedule Co-Curricular and Coaching Salary Schedule Total Package not to exceed 3.5%
Negotiation Session Statement of Board Goals Explanation of Initial Proposal Discussion of Salary/Health Benefits - Tabled Majors Issues Discovered Exploratory Teams Established Early Agreements Focus on interests not positions Fisher and Ury
Negotiation Session Early Agreements Article III - Section 1b – p. 6 Change - 185 Days Work Year - 2 days of Professional Development Article III – Section 2a – p. 6 Add:New Teachers salary schedule movement Article III – Section 3d - p. 9 Add: New Teacher Institute Article XIII – Section 2 – p.48 Add: Teacher attendance at school meetings BOE Goal – Student Achievement
Negotiation Session Major Issues Article V- Sec. 3 p. 25 – Class/Size Work Load - Tabled Article XI - p. 37 – Ridge Sabbatical Award Program Exploratory Committee Assignment Article XIV Sec. 14 – Early Retirement Incentive Exploratory Committee Assignment Article III Sec. 2b – Newly Hired Teachers & Salary Placement- Tabled BOE Goals – Student Achievement and Fiscal Responsibility
Negotiation Session Reports of Exploratory Teams Early Retirement Incentive Article III Sec.14-p.17 Professional Development Stipend for National Board Certification Article XIII – p. 45
Negotiation Session - Salary BOE Goal – Fiscal responsibility to the community Proposal Comparisons Negotiation Session BOETeachers Initial Proposal 0% + STEP, $1800 and no step 2% plus Step 7%, 8%, 9% 1 st Exploratory3%, 3%, 4% + Step 6%, 7%, 8% over step 2 nd Exploratory3%, 3.5%, 4% + step 3%, 3.5%, 4% +step
Negotiation Session -Health Care Costs BOE Goal – Fiscal responsibility to the community Proposal Comparisons Article V –p.21 Insurance program Negotiation Session BOETeachers Initial Proposal The BOE shall pay 80%, 70%, 60% of Insurance costs. No change 1 st Exploratory The BOE will pay 100% for HMO Plan and 85%, 80% 80% for PPO plans. The BOE will pay 100% for HMO Plan and 85%, 80%, 80% for PPO plans.
Negotiation Session -Open Issues Class size Vacancies and Promotions Normal Working Hours Sick Leave Layoff and Recall Evaluation New Teacher Salary
Negotiation Session – Settlement Article V – Sec. 4 – p. 26 - Normal Working Hours Change of high school duty assignments Study halls – no change Lunch Duty – paid duty - $20/per period Bus and Hall Duty – no longer a teacher duty Professional Duty – mentoring, team meetings, etc. Article VI – Sec. 1 p. 26 Sick Leave – 15 days to 13 days Article VI – Sec. 2 p. 28 Child Care Leave – up to one year Article XV – P. 48 - Miscellaneous - Evaluation Procedures– All formal and informal observations considered in evaluation.
Negotiation Session – Settlement Class Size/Work Load – Article V-Sec. 4 – p26 Sec. Teacher will be paid for a 6 th class Layoff and Recall – No change Vacancies and Promotions – No change Article III – Sec 2b – p. 7 Level – New language for newly hired teachers
HIGHLIGHTS OF NEW CONTRACT LANGUAGE 1.Preamble – Establish collaboration and purpose 2.Professional Development Plan – Additional Time, New Teacher Institute 3.Retirement Incentive with sick leave buy back 4.Stipend for National Certification 5.Child Care Center for faculty members children – proposed 6. Control Salary and Insurance Costs Work together to create options that will satisfy both parties Fisher and Ury
Revisit Goals of Board of Education 1.It is the expectation of the BOE that all students achieve higher academic standards. Professional development Evaluation system 2.Fiscal responsibility Budget fair to community Minimize the impact of costs increases (benefits) Maximize our resources, time (teacher year) effectiveness through professionalism (professional development)