Salary agreements come before Cedar Falls school board

New Delhi, June 10, 2018: The Board of Education on Monday will consider salary agreements with four employee groups when it meets at 5:30 p.m in the City Hall council chambers, 220 Clay St.

Due to a minimal 1 percent increase in supplemental state aid for 2018-19, no increase is being recommended in Cedar Falls Community Schools’ administrator pay. Counting retirement and insurance benefits, the total package increase is 0.64 percent. This does not include Superintendent Andy Pattee’s contract, which will be approved separately by the board at a later point.

A one-year contract with the Cedar Falls Education Association includes no increase in the base wage. Teachers and other staff covered by the contract will advance on the salary schedule for another year of experience and for completing additional education. Changes in insurance, including a higher deductible, mean the salary and benefits increase would total 1.88 percent according to reports published in

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The contract also retained, at least in part, language on various types of leave and the grievance procedure.

Custodial and skilled trade staff — represented by Chauffeurs, Teamsters and Helpers Local 238 — would receive a wage and benefit increase of 1.57 percent in a one-year contract.

That includes a wage increase of 25 cents per hour for all classifications except one, which will receive a 40 cents per hour raise. Returning employees will also receive an increase of 35 cents per hour. Among the benefit changes are higher health insurance premiums and deductibles.

Non-bargaining employees would receive an average wage and benefit increase of 1.64 percent. This group includes secretarial-clerical staff, information technology service technicians, bus garage mechanics, bus drivers, coordinators, managers and supervisors. They will also be paying higher insurance premiums and deductibles.

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