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Wednesday, 11 May 2016 04:52

Board OKs Contracts with Teachers, ESP, Administrators

The Board of Education on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 voted to approve tentative negotiated agreements for 2016-2017 with the Canyons Education Association, the Canyons Association of Education Support Professionals, and District Administrators. 

The Board voted unanimously for the tentative negotiated agreements during a Tuesday, May 10 meeting of the Canyons Board of Education.

The tentative agreement with the Canyons Education Association for the 2016-2017 school year will give certificated employees a .59 percent increase in cost of living, in addition to steps and lanes.  The contract will extend one paid day. Additionally, the District has adopted a longevity step for teachers with 25 or more local years of experience.  They will receive $1,500. Teachers who have between 20 and 24 local years of experience receive $1,000. The agreement also indicates that a $4,200 Educators Salary Adjustment is not to be withheld from educators who do not pass evaluations.  The employee association and District also agreed to share the cost of a 7 percent increase in health insurance premiums.

The tentative negotiated agreement with administrators for 2016-2017 includes fully funded incremental steps for eligible employees. The District also will cover a 1.25 percent increase to the base of the Administrative Salary Schedule. The District will fund a 1.25 percent one-time stipend for those administrators on the top step during the 2015-2016 fiscal year. Forty-one administrators qualify for this stipend.  The administrators agreed to share the 7 percent hike in health-insurance premiums.

For the Education Support Professionals, the District will pay for incremental steps for eligible employees. About 93 percent of contracted ESP will receive a step increase. Employees also will receive a 1 percent COLA increase to the base of the ESP salary schedule. Also, upon retirement from URS, the District will pay $100 per day for 25 percent of the employee’s accrued but unused sick leave. The ESP association agreed to share the 7 percent hike in health-insurance premiums.

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