Presentation on theme: "2010-2011 RayTEAM Report & Recommendations For 2011 - 2012 Presentation to the Board of Education June 13, 2011."— Presentation transcript:
2010-2011 RayTEAM Report & Recommendations For 2011 - 2012 Presentation to the Board of Education June 13, 2011
2010 – 2011 RayTEAM Members RNEA Teacher’s Organization Brian Wise – HCC Josh Hustad - WR Melissa Moore - RCMS MSTA Teacher’s Organization Linda Bettes - NF Susie Ference – BR/ROB Support Staff Employees Valerie Ekengren – Interventionist - ROB Liz Justus - Transportation Matt Verlinden - Technology Administrative Employees Kelly Yelton – Assistant Superintendent of Finance Vida Santone – Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources Lori Kang – Principal Norfleet Elementary School Jaime Sadich – Raytown High School Assistant Principal Facilitator Terry Stone
Introduction The team created a list of over 20 issues from the RayTEAM survey that was administered in the fall. Issues were discussed using a problem-solving model Steps in the problem-solving model: Identify the issue Describe the problem Analyze causes Identify desired outcomes Brainstorm solutions Identify who and how solutions will be implemented
Attracting & Maintaining Quality Staff Attracting and Maintaining Quality Staff This Board of Education goal and RayTEAM issue is inter- related to many of the other issues discussed by RayTEAM such as: Working Conditions Benefits Salary While all of these issues relate to attracting and maintaining a quality staff, the RayTEAM recommendations to the Board of Education for this issue was mostly contained in demands on time, working conditions, health insurance and the financial condition of the school district.
Attracting and Maintaining Quality Staff The 20+ initial issues were narrowed down to the following: Working Conditions Plan time Support for implementation of new initiatives Teacher work load and morale Served as steering committee for the Employee Management Systems Study Benefits Health Insurance Salary Early Notification of resignation/retirement incentives Financial situation of the district Return of furlough day Increase the number of PDO days
RayTEAM’s Recommendations Recommendation 1. Early notification of resignation/retirement incentives Dec. 5 - $400 Jan. 5 - $200 Feb. 5 - $100 Eligibility Must have completed at least one full prior year of full time continuous service in the district Completed the full salary scheduled – from start date to end date as outlined by the Board approved salary schedule at a minimum of 30 hours a week Eligible only one time Board approved November 8, 2010
RayTEAM’s Recommendations Recommendation 2. Paid Day Off (PDO) Increase from 1 PDO a year to 4 PDO’s a year – these will not be additional days but part of paid leave PDO’s will not be accrued Any unused PDO’s will be rolled over as sick leave days PDO’s replace Personal Business Leave – this will mean a change in Board policy Any accrued Personal Business Leave will be turned into “sick leave” days Current Board Policy on Ineligible Dates will remain in effect
RayTEAM’s Recommendations Recommendation 3. Salary A If there is a positive change in the district’s financial situation we request the Board consider the following: A. A percentage increase to the base of the teachers’ salary schedule based on the CPI or as the funds should allow B. OR C. One time flat payment to all employees Salary B Additionally, we request the Board consider the following as a second request: Travel reimbursement increased from the current $0.405 per mile for in-district and professional travel at a level not to exceed the AAA standard rate.
RayTEAM Supports Issues that we discussed as a team and are supporting: 1. Removal of Extended Leave from within GCBDA Board Policy 2. Removal of Personal Business Leave from within GCBDA Board Policy 3. Removal of Bereavement Leave from within GCBDA Board Policy 4. 60 day probationary period for new classified employees to the district before enrolling into benefits with the district.
Issues in Progress Working conditions Excel training to assist with data collection Dr. Pyle created a video explanation of where we have been, where we are and where we are going with curriculum and instruction Discussed ways to use volunteers effectively Reestablishing “Gift of Time” for employees Wednesday Professional Development days – Standardization of student supervision Equity of quality professional development for all employees Salary Dr. Markley will be making a “Financial State of the District” video Continue partnering with EMS with the Job Descriptions, Job Appraisals and the Compensation Study
Conclusion RayTEAM acknowledges and appreciates the efforts the Board has taken to renew staff morale and community pride in our school district RayTEAM acknowledges and appreciates the difficult decisions the Board is called upon to make as well as the time it takes to deliberate for those decisions RayTEAM spent over 40 hours problem-solving and discussing this year’s issues RayTEAM shares the same goal with the Board of Education to “Attract and retain a quality staff” for Raytown Quality Schools RayTEAM believes that the problem solving model we use helps us to remain in an true Team effort through consensus building. We support continuing this model.