The HEA/HSD Bargaining team met yesterday and had another robust discussion. The notes are below. Our next meeting will be Wednesday, April 27, at 4:00 at the Lincoln Center Boardroom. You may join in person or on TEAMS.
Discussed Definition of Consensus
TRS- stipends considered as being similar to bonuses
Discussed additional duties being a part of teaching during the past two years.
Response from Missoula S.D.- elem. Numbers decrease- a lot of work to do there. 1% increase discussed last week. Missoula had a demographic study completed- seeing an increase. Not sure of their staffing ratios? Each high school student equates to approx. $6,000. The Missoula teacher’s union asked for 10% over 2 years. Starting off with 1-1.25%.
Where does the money come from?
What are other options?
Stipends? Not sure unless there is language to help. What would language have to look like?
Depends on TRS- and what they deem as “additional duties.”
Would it apply to all?
6. $800 (equates to $1,000)
7. $1000- equates to $1,200
8. Stipend- based upon % of what they are making- for example- 4% vs. 11%
Stipend discussion- would be for one year, bargaining again next year
How does it factor into retirement?
A stipend does not help solve the problem. What happens to the matrix?
“On the base” means in every cell
9. 1% on base
10. Blend- % on base, with a stipend
1% base, 1% stipend
11. 6% base, 1% stipend
12. 2-2.5% base
What is the dollar amount that is available?
What does a step cost?
What does a 1% stipend cost? $280,000
2.57%- state inflationary factor for next year, passed 2 levies last year
Steps- $257,000 a year- after removing staffing already discussed
$720,000- cost of 2.57% on the base
Reviewed admin pay- discussion of inequity between teachers and admin pay
To get to top of scale is 25 steps
Last week, district would look at priorities- what is the possible give? What is the total amount of money?
How much money to put on the table as a starting point?
Where is that cliff?
14. 4% and 2% stipend = $1.68 million
15. Between 4% and 7.9%
What is needed for next meeting?
How many people is this? What is the FTE for ongoing money?
Next meeting- next Wednesday.
Principal Table Shared on Slide 10 from HSD’s Spring 2021 Market Analysis Report
Helena Admin Min and Max Values for ’20-’21 and ’21-‘22
Summarizing Principal Min and Max Values Relative to Avg and Max from HSD Market Analysis Report