We met with the District’s negotiating team on Dec. 9 to discuss the one-time $900,000 and review the initial Fair Share calculation. At this time, the fair share formula calculates a negative amount available for negotiations. There are a few variables that cause us to come up negative at this time. Two major factors are step and column as well as the projected increase to health benefits. The numbers used to calculate these factors are projected at this time and will become more accurate as the year goes on. We strongly believe that if we wait until the Governor’s budget is presented in January and we have more accurate numbers in March, we will have a better idea of what we will be receiving this year. We will continue to have discussions with the district’s negotiating team about the Fair Share Formula and one-time monies.
The STRS overpayment was discussed and the district is aware that the county will reimburse those members who were affected.
We will be meeting on Dec. 16 with the district’s negotiating team to make a timeline for secondary class size.
Your negotiating team,