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Litchfield School
District
Article 2
Teacher’s Contract
Tentative Agreement
The School Board and the Litchfield Education Association
have reached a tentative agreement on a new ...
School Board Negotiation Objectives
Reduce health insurance costs to the District:
o

Maintains high quality health care w...
Healthcare Costs - Historic and Projected
$1.90
$1.80

Cost (Millions)

$1.70
$1.60
$1.50
$1.40
$1.30
$1.20
$1.10
$1.00

2...
School Board Negotiation Objectives
Maintain competitive salaries, recruit, and retain high quality teachers:
• No contrac...
Litchfield 2013-14 Teacher Salary Scale
St.Gr.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15

B
33,623
35,070
36,517
37,963
39,410
4...
Historical Wages

7,400,000.00

7,200,000.00

7,000,000.00

6,800,000.00

6,600,000.00

6,400,000.00

6,200,000.00

6,000,...
School Board Negotiation Objectives
Quality of teaching is primary factor impacting future
Reduction In Force (RIF) decisi...
What are Salary Schedules?
Teaching staff is paid based upon the salary schedule approved in
the collective bargaining agr...
How Do Salary Schedules Work?
• Each school year with a contract, teachers move up one step
on the experience scale.
• Whe...
Current Schedule
STEP
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Step Size

B
33,623
35,070
36,517
37,963
39,410
40,857
42,303
43...
Proposed Contract: Year 1 2014-2015
Schedule Modification – slide schedule 1 Step Up
•
•

Remove 1st step (old Step 2 beco...
2014-2015 Modified Schedule
STEP
1
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15

B
33,623
35,070
36,517
37,963
39,410
40,857
42,303...
Year 2: 2015-2016
• On Schedule: Move up 1 Step
• Top Step Modification:
o

½ a step increase + $300

• NOTE:
o In year 16...
2015-2016 Modified Schedule
STEP
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
Old 15
New 15

B
35,070
36,517
37,963
39,410
40,857
42,3...
Year 3: 2016-2017
• Schedule Modification - Similar to year 1
• Slide schedule 1 Step Up
• Remove 1st step (old Step 2 bec...
2016-2017 Modified Schedule
STEP
1
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15

B
35,070
36,517
37,963
39,410
40,857
42,303
43,750...
Proposed Contract: Total Salary Changes
Step 1-13:
• 4 Steps in 3 years
Step 14
• 3 Steps in 3 years
Step 15
• 2 Steps + $...
Costs to the Taxpayer
When calculating the “cost” of the contract, we have to:
• Assume all employees take most expensive ...
“Official” Contract Costs
2014-15 2015-16 2016-17

Total

Total Salary Increases

$421,489 $212,737 $192,645 $826,871

LEA...
A More Comprehensive Costing…
• Would calculate future healthcare savings against current plan.
• Would calculate savings ...
A Projected Cost Analysis…
LEA Agreement - Historical Averages
Projected in 2015-2016
Projected Salary Increases
Projected...
Cost to the Taxpayer
ESTIMATED ANNUAL TAX IMPACT
Article 2 - Contract

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  1. 1. Litchfield School District Article 2 Teacher’s Contract
  2. 2. Tentative Agreement The School Board and the Litchfield Education Association have reached a tentative agreement on a new three-year contract. • It covers: school years 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17 It contains: • • • • More competitive salaries More cost effective health care Reduced time off benefits More attractive language for School District Administration
  3. 3. School Board Negotiation Objectives Reduce health insurance costs to the District: o Maintains high quality health care while still accruing significant decrease in employer health care costs due to moving to a plan where employees pay higher deductibles and co-pays (including prescriptions). o New health care provider/plan has a history of lower annual increases than existing coverage. o o Existing Plan Average Annual Increase = 8.4% Proposed Plan Average Annual Increase = 4.3% o New plan starts at a lower base price and increases much slower. o Significant savings as time goes on. o The employee premium costs of the HMO plan increase from 15% in 2014 to 17% in 2016.
  4. 4. Healthcare Costs - Historic and Projected $1.90 $1.80 Cost (Millions) $1.70 $1.60 $1.50 $1.40 $1.30 $1.20 $1.10 $1.00 2009 2010 2011 2012 Current Plan 2013 2014 Proposed Plan 2015 2016 2017
  5. 5. School Board Negotiation Objectives Maintain competitive salaries, recruit, and retain high quality teachers: • No contract for 2 years. • No contract for 3 out of last 5 years. o o o o o 2009-10 – No contract 2010-11 – Steps (no increase for top) 2011-12 – Steps + 1% schedule adjustment 2012-13 – No contract 2013-14 – No contract • Our most experienced teachers have received a 1% raise since 2008-2009. • Overall, Gross teacher salaries are DOWN since 2009. • Increases have all been in health care. • Need to flip this trend.
  6. 6. Litchfield 2013-14 Teacher Salary Scale St.Gr. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 B 33,623 35,070 36,517 37,963 39,410 40,857 42,303 43,750 45,195 46,644 48,090 49,536 50,984 52,430 53,876 33,623 40,671 45,436 55,304 61,733 B+15 34,765 36,282 37,799 39,317 40,834 42,352 43,869 45,386 46,904 48,421 49,939 51,456 52,973 54,492 56,010 B+30 35,907 37,494 39,083 40,671 42,259 43,847 45,436 47,024 48,612 50,201 51,789 53,377 54,965 56,554 58,142 M 37,051 38,710 40,370 42,029 43,689 45,348 47,007 48,667 50,325 51,985 53,644 55,304 56,963 58,622 60,281 M+15 38,194 39,876 41,557 43,239 44,920 46,601 48,283 49,965 51,645 53,327 55,009 56,690 58,371 60,053 61,733 M+30 39,337 41,041 42,744 44,448 46,152 47,855 49,559 51,262 52,965 54,668 56,372 58,075 59,779 61,482 63,186 Meets 2013-14 Federal eligibility requirements for Free or Reduced Meals for a family of 3. ($36,131) Meets 2013-14 Federal eligibility requirements for Free or Reduced Meals for a family of 4. ($43,568) Salary between $43,569-$50,000 Salary between $50,001-$60,000 Salary over $60,000
  7. 7. Historical Wages 7,400,000.00 7,200,000.00 7,000,000.00 6,800,000.00 6,600,000.00 6,400,000.00 6,200,000.00 6,000,000.00 5,800,000.00 5,600,000.00 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17
  8. 8. School Board Negotiation Objectives Quality of teaching is primary factor impacting future Reduction In Force (RIF) decisions: o When layoffs are required, it will be based on quality and not tenure. Keep Teachers in front of students • Existing teachers move from 15 sick days/year to 12 days (2016) • New teachers move to 10 sick days/year and can accrue a maximum of 110 days (vs. 125) • • Fewer sick days used Decreased liability from accrued sick time • Supervisory periods can include instructional time w students
  9. 9. What are Salary Schedules? Teaching staff is paid based upon the salary schedule approved in the collective bargaining agreement. When hired, an educator is placed on a “LADDER” or “GradeLevel” based upon their degree status. • • • • • • Bachelors Bachelors + 15 credits Bachelors + 30 credits Masters Masters + 15 credits Masters + 30 credits Within that ladder, they are placed on a STEP based upon their years of experience.
  10. 10. How Do Salary Schedules Work? • Each school year with a contract, teachers move up one step on the experience scale. • When there is no contract, there is no step movement. • Teachers at top step no longer move steps. • Occasionally, the contract will also include step modifications to keep the salary schedule competitive and to provide raises for members at the top step.
  11. 11. Current Schedule STEP 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Step Size B 33,623 35,070 36,517 37,963 39,410 40,857 42,303 43,750 45,195 46,644 48,090 49,536 50,984 52,430 53,876 1,446 B+15 34,765 36,282 37,799 39,317 40,834 42,352 43,869 45,386 46,904 48,421 49,939 51,456 52,973 54,492 56,010 1,518 B+30 35,907 37,494 39,083 40,671 42,259 43,847 45,436 47,024 48,612 50,201 51,789 53,377 54,965 56,554 58,142 1,588 M 37,051 38,710 40,370 42,029 43,689 45,348 47,007 48,667 50,325 51,985 53,644 55,304 56,963 58,622 60,281 1,659 M+15 38,194 39,876 41,557 43,239 44,920 46,601 48,283 49,965 51,645 53,327 55,009 56,690 58,371 60,053 61,733 1,680 M+30 39,337 41,041 42,744 44,448 46,152 47,855 49,559 51,262 52,965 54,668 56,372 58,075 59,779 61,482 63,186 1,704
  12. 12. Proposed Contract: Year 1 2014-2015 Schedule Modification – slide schedule 1 Step Up • • Remove 1st step (old Step 2 becomes Step 1) Add new 15th Step Each teacher receives a step End result • Staff members “On the schedule” (not top) receive an increase equal to two steps. • Staff Members on top step receive an increase equal to 1 step. Benefits • • Schedulestarting salary is more competitive. Staff on the schedule have a more competitive wage.
  13. 13. 2014-2015 Modified Schedule STEP 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 B 33,623 35,070 36,517 37,963 39,410 40,857 42,303 43,750 45,195 46,644 48,090 49,536 50,984 52,430 53,876 55,320 B+15 34,765 36,282 37,799 39,317 40,834 42,352 43,869 45,386 46,904 48,421 49,939 51,456 52,973 54,492 56,010 57,524 B+30 35,907 37,494 39,083 40,671 42,259 43,847 45,436 47,024 48,612 50,201 51,789 53,377 54,965 56,554 58,142 59,726 M 37,051 38,710 40,370 42,029 43,689 45,348 47,007 48,667 50,325 51,985 53,644 55,304 56,963 58,622 60,281 61,937 M+15 38,194 39,876 41,557 43,239 44,920 46,601 48,283 49,965 51,645 53,327 55,009 56,690 58,371 60,053 61,733 63,408 M+30 39,337 41,041 42,744 44,448 46,152 47,855 49,559 51,262 52,965 54,668 56,372 58,075 59,779 61,482 63,186 64,888
  14. 14. Year 2: 2015-2016 • On Schedule: Move up 1 Step • Top Step Modification: o ½ a step increase + $300 • NOTE: o In year 16-17, top step will receive second half of step.
  15. 15. 2015-2016 Modified Schedule STEP 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Old 15 New 15 B 35,070 36,517 37,963 39,410 40,857 42,303 43,750 45,195 46,644 48,090 49,536 50,984 52,430 53,876 55,320 56,345 B+15 36,282 37,799 39,317 40,834 42,352 43,869 45,386 46,904 48,421 49,939 51,456 52,973 54,492 56,010 57,524 58,587 B+30 37,494 39,083 40,671 42,259 43,847 45,436 47,024 48,612 50,201 51,789 53,377 54,965 56,554 58,142 59,726 60,824 M 38,710 40,370 42,029 43,689 45,348 47,007 48,667 50,325 51,985 53,644 55,304 56,963 58,622 60,281 61,937 63,070 M+15 39,876 41,557 43,239 44,920 46,601 48,283 49,965 51,645 53,327 55,009 56,690 58,371 60,053 61,733 63,408 64,555 M+30 41,041 42,744 44,448 46,152 47,855 49,559 51,262 52,965 54,668 56,372 58,075 59,779 61,482 63,186 64,888 66,042
  16. 16. Year 3: 2016-2017 • Schedule Modification - Similar to year 1 • Slide schedule 1 Step Up • Remove 1st step (old Step 2 becomes Step 1) • Add new 15th Step + $300 • This is only half a step + 300 • Second half from year 2015-2016 • Top step receives (1 step + $600) over years 2 and 3 • Teachers do NOT move a step • Increase is equal to 1 step for teachers on the schedule.
  17. 17. 2016-2017 Modified Schedule STEP 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 B 35,070 36,517 37,963 39,410 40,857 42,303 43,750 45,195 46,644 48,090 49,536 50,984 52,430 53,876 55,320 57,366 B+15 36,282 37,799 39,317 40,834 42,352 43,869 45,386 46,904 48,421 49,939 51,456 52,973 54,492 56,010 57,524 59,641 B+30 37,494 39,083 40,671 42,259 43,847 45,436 47,024 48,612 50,201 51,789 53,377 54,965 56,554 58,142 59,726 61,914 M 38,710 40,370 42,029 43,689 45,348 47,007 48,667 50,325 51,985 53,644 55,304 56,963 58,622 60,281 61,937 64,196 M+15 39,876 41,557 43,239 44,920 46,601 48,283 49,965 51,645 53,327 55,009 56,690 58,371 60,053 61,733 63,408 65,689 M+30 41,041 42,744 44,448 46,152 47,855 49,559 51,262 52,965 54,668 56,372 58,075 59,779 61,482 63,186 64,888 67,191
  18. 18. Proposed Contract: Total Salary Changes Step 1-13: • 4 Steps in 3 years Step 14 • 3 Steps in 3 years Step 15 • 2 Steps + $600
  19. 19. Costs to the Taxpayer When calculating the “cost” of the contract, we have to: • Assume all employees take most expensive healthcare plan. • Assume there is no additional health care savings in future years. • And we can’t factor in additional health care savings for all nonteaching staff. • Is must be budgeted out as the Worst Case Scenario….
  20. 20. “Official” Contract Costs 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 Total Total Salary Increases $421,489 $212,737 $192,645 $826,871 LEA HealthCare Savings $208,106 $17,100 $17,100 $242,306 Total Difference $213,383 $195,637 $175,545 $584,565
  21. 21. A More Comprehensive Costing… • Would calculate future healthcare savings against current plan. • Would calculate savings for ALL employees. • This shows the contract costing mush less in the long term because our healthcare savings will build on itself each year…
  22. 22. A Projected Cost Analysis… LEA Agreement - Historical Averages Projected in 2015-2016 Projected Salary Increases Projected HealthCare Savings Difference Projected Non-LEA HealthCare Savings Total HealthCare Savings Total Difference 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 Total $ 421,489 $ 212,737 $ 203,121 $ 837,347 $208,106 $87,191 $95,168 $ 390,465 $ 213,383 $ 125,546 $ 107,953 $ 446,882 $68,000 $10,940 $276,106 $98,131 $ 145,383 $ 114,606 $ $11,815 $ $106,983 90,755 $481,220 96,138 $ 356,127
  23. 23. Cost to the Taxpayer ESTIMATED ANNUAL TAX IMPACT Article 2 - Contract Home Value (Thousands) 200K 250K 300K 350K 400K 450K Cost Per Year $52 $65 $78 $91 $104 $117
  24. 24. Thank You
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