RTA Contract/Negotiations Update
The current agreement (link is at the bottom if this page) is in effect through June 30, 2019.
Joint Communication on March 21, 2018
RTA and the District negotiation teams met on March 12, 2018 to continue our discussions on the District budget related to potential increases in compensation.
The District and the Association finalized an agreement allowing for a 2% off schedule bonus for 2017-2018 and an increase on the salary schedule of 1% beginning on July 1, 2018. We have agreed to meet again in August to reopen discussions on compensation. In addition, the final agreement includes contract language on bereavement leave (adding step and foster familiies to the list) and evaluation procedures. We also agreed to continue the current Grade Span Adjustment (GSA) agreement for the 2018-2019 school year for grades TK-3.
Joint Communication on November 15, 2017
RTA and the District negotiation teams met on October 30, 2017 to continue our discussions for the 2017-2018 school year. We spent the morning reviewing budget materials, including the unaudited actuals for the 2016-2017 school year.
The District has offered a one time bonus of 1% for the 2017-2018 and a 1% bonus for the 2018-2019 schools years while RTA is interested in making the 1% permanently part of the salary schedule.
The District is currently preparing the first interim budget for the 2017-2018 school year. The negotiation teams will meet again after the report has been presented to the Board of Education.
Joint Communication on May 30, 2017
The CSEA, RTA, and District negotiation teams wanted to send out a joint communication regarding potential insurance costs for the 2017-2018 school year.
The negotiation teams are waiting for the details of the May budget revision to be fully understood prior to continuing our discussions on employee compensation (including health and welfare contributions). As a result, we want to let our employees know that there is a possibility of significant increases in out of pocket costs for those who choose a plan that covers additional family members.
Kaiser rates will see a 9% increase while Anthem rates will increase by 7%. This could potentially lead to out of pocket increases of $200 - $250 per month for family plans. We have attached a summary sheet that illustrates the current rate structure when compared to potential rates next year.
The intent of our communications is to let all employees know that health insurance rates are increasing significantly next year and it will likely impact the out of pocket costs for our employees. We also want to avoid having employees change from on employee only plan to a +1 plan with the expectation that our current rates will be in place in 2017 - 2018.
Joint Communication on January 30, 2017
The RTA and District negotiation teams met on January 23, 2017. The meeting focused on providing information related to the proposed state budget for 2017-2018, class sizes, health and welfare benefits, teacher duty schedules, and the school calendar.
We also came to a conclusion on adding step and foster family members to the bereavement leave category. We will finalize language on this topic at our next meeting on February 13, 2017.
Joint Communication on December 12, 2016
The RTA and District negotiations team met on December 5, 2016 to begin the process of negotiations for the 2016-2017 school year. The meeting was scheduled to discuss the items that RTA presented as negotiation points this year. They include compensation, leaves of absence, class size, non-instructional teacher responsibilities, and the school calendar.
The team meets again on January 23, 2017.