Saturday, February 2, 2013

Negotiations 2012-2013

The LCEA has put together this chart summarizing the proposals made by the LCEA and the LEWIS CENTRAL BOARD OF EDUCATION.  Negotiations continue, Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 5:30 PM at the ERC.  Complete proposals are being sent to LCEA members on Wednesday, February 6, 2013.

LCEA Proposals
Board Proposal 1/13/2013
Due Process
Eliminate current language ensuring due process   for non-probationary teachers who receive two or more “DOES NOT MEET DISTRICT STANDARDS” and eliminate the right to grieve the evaluation.  Board claims this is in violation of statute.  ISEA attorneys at work
Recall Provision
Change current 14 month language to 12 months.
Leaves of absence.
Personal: Remove restrictions of holidays.
Pregnancy: pregnancy included in sick leave for females; males may use 10 days.
Family Illness: Increase number of days from 5 to 15 days.
Personal: Cannot take a personal day on a staff development day.  Provide no payment for unused days which is currently $100.00 per day.
Heath Insurance
Attempt to provide the current dollar amount as a fixed flat contribution and not the percentage or single policy.
Dental Insurance
Attempt to use the verbage “substantially similar” which could allow a smaller district contribution or higher premium.
$1500.00 increase on the base to increase starting pay to $30,360.  Payment changed from first working day to first of each month.
No step.  No vertical movement.  No increase on the base.
Peer Review
Review becomes a collaborative process that professionals manage.  There is a caveat that the review process remain between colleagues and no discussion, documentation or evaluation be done colleague to colleague.
The 36 hours required by legislation be accomplished during professional development and PLC time.  Additional time outside of the “contract day” will be paid by at the per diem rate.