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CUSD votes to increase Average TEacher Compensation and cut the number of instructional days

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.
fact checker August 16, 2013 at 01:07 PM
Oh yes, and you also forgot that the facts do not back up your opinions.
fact checker August 16, 2013 at 01:07 PM
You refused to count furlough days as pay cuts in your diatribes over the last few months but now that they have been restored you count them as pay raises? What is your spin for doing that?
fact checker August 16, 2013 at 01:08 PM
Come on Dawn, stating the same misinformation again doesn't make it accurate.
fact checker August 16, 2013 at 01:09 PM
So, if SVUSD restored furlough days do you also count that as a raise for those teachers?
Teresa August 17, 2013 at 05:13 PM
Dawn...if you spent even a fraction of the time helping at risk kids as you do ranting online, you would actually make a difference in the lives of kids (you know the ones you say you care so much about). Your lies and opinions do nothing to help anyone. Get off the computer and do something meaningful with your time.

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