Response to CCS Board Meeting - June 24th

posted Jun 25, 2013, 1:06 PM by Carmel Clay Teachers   [ updated Jun 25, 2013, 1:09 PM ]

Dear Carmel Clay School Board,

The Teachers of Carmel would like to make sure that you remember that we haven't had an increase of any kind since August of 2011 either. We also find it disappointing that increment and salary schedule is being proposed to everyone BUT teachers. That brings the total raise for an Administrator to around 5% +, right? You should know that we totally support well-paid Administrators but continue to ask that you treat your Teachers with the same respect. Also, how many Administrators would share in the $100k Effective/Highly Effective money pool? 15? 20? 25? Could an Administrator really receive a 10%+ raise while Teachers are receiving nothing?

Lastly, when will the public be notified that class sizes in upper elementary are expected to jump to near 30 for the upcoming school year?

**from last night's Board Meeting Recap email...


Salary and Benefit Schedules Proposal for Support Staff, Administrators, Nurses, and Student Services Coordinators:

Eliminate Steps 1 & 2 on all Salary Schedules.

Provide a Short-Term Disability Policy for all employees eligible for insurance benefits and eliminate any references to catastrophic leave bank.

Provide a 1% retroactive schedule increase, plus an increment or equivalent for 2012-13, except Support Staff increase would be from 01/01/13 - 06/30/13. Support Staff increases will move from a calendar year to a fiscal year.

Provide a 1% schedule increase, plus increment or equivalent for all eligible employees for 2013-14.

Contribute $1,000 Single/$2,000 Family to a Health Savings Account for all employees who elect the High Deductible Insurance Plan effective 01/01/14 (provide a stipend equal to these amounts to those employees over 65 years old).

Provide a $100,000 bonus pool for Administrators rated Effective or Highly Effective for 2012-13.

Background: These employees have not received a salary increase since either July 1, 2011, or January 1, 2012. The proposed increases are less than half the average rate of inflation over the last 3 years.