The CUSD Board of Trustees is voting tonight (August 14th, 2013) on a teachers
contract that will close school three days in order to increase teacher
compensation by $10,000 per year. Average teacher compensation for 183
days of work will increase by $10,000 from $195,000 per year to $105,000
per year. The contract specifies 2 Furlough days plus a "New" "Pupil
Free Day (a furlough day for students - but teachers are paid not to
teach) - it is unclear from the documents if teachers will be required to go to work on the newly celebrated "PUPIL FREE DAY" (kind of sounds like "tax free day"), or if this will just be a paid day off.
The compensation increase will include the following: - 1.2% salary restoration from the 2010 Teachers Strike. - Step & Column Salary Increase -Full year (= to a 3% salary increase) - 1.56% COLA (Salary Increase) - The Elimination of 2 Instructional Fulrough Days (with corresponding Salary Increase) - Eliminations of 3 non- instructional furlough day with corresponding salary increase. - The addition of 3 paid days for teachers to learn "Common Core Standards"
The salary increase is about 9%.
Students are looking at increased class sizes - no Open House - increased class sizes - and cuts to programs. Congratuulations
to the Teachers Union for helping to elect Trustees who are suppose to
represent the studenst and the public- but choose to show solidarity
with their employees who already have representation.