School Board resolves impasse
Posted on 01/07/2022
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After listening to more than 14 hours of presentations, testimony and arguments by the union and district, the school board determined the following solution to move forward to the teachers for ratification. 


Highlights of the agreed upon recommendations include the following:


  • Wages - Teachers will receive a range of compensation from $2,600 - $3,000
    • One-time district supplement of $2,500
    • $100 Cost of Living Adjustment (based on state formula)
    • $200 or $400 based on teacher’s performance rating of “highly effective”, “effective” (based on state formula)


  • Longevity supplement - ESSER Grant Three-Year Retention Supplement based on the union's proposed chart ranging from $500 - $3,000 depending on years of experience for school years 2021-22, 2022-23, and 2023-24.

Years of Experience                               Amount

5-9 Years                                                 $500

10-14 Years                                             $1,000

15-19 Years                                             $1,500

20-24 Years                                             $2,000

25-29 Years                                             $2,500

30 + Years                                               $3,000


  • Health Insurance Benefits - Keep current healthcare plan through September 2022. In October 2022 the new plan will be effective, which includes no increase to premiums and some increase in deductibles and out-of-pocket expenses based on the plan selected. 


  • District Nurse Supplement - 5% salary supplement for seven district-level nurses. 

Next Steps. The school board determination and any previous agreements between the District and the union will be combined into one document and the Orange County Classroom Teachers Association (OCCTA) will distribute to all district teachers for ratification. OCCTA controls the ratification process. The school board is committed to continue looking for ways to increase employee compensation.