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PVUSD Update in Negotiations with PVFT - May 8, 2017

From Ian MacGregor, Assistant Superintendent of HR


The Pajaro Valley Unified School District and the Pajaro Valley Federation of Teachers met on May 8, 2017, to continue negotiating regarding reopeners for the 2016-17 school year.


The District presented a revised proposal to PVFT regarding Total Compensation which included the following items:

- A 2.03% increase for all PVFT 2017-18 salary schedules.


- Nurses shall be placed on the same work year and same salary        schedule as Psychologists.


-  Adding six steps to the Adult Education salary schedule.


-  Bilingual Stipend equal to a Master’s stipend


- Roving Teacher Stipend equal to a Master’s stipend


- A signing bonus to teachers in the areas of Mathematics and Special Education


 - Improved salary schedules for Assistant Teachers, Associate Teachers, Seasonal Assistant Teachers, Seasonal Associate Teachers, Migrant Head Start Associate Teachers, Children Center Teachers, Children Center Seasonal Teachers, Children Center Family Child Care Home Specialists, Migrant Seasonal Head Start Teachers and Migrant Seasonal Family Child Care Home Specialists.


Establishing a maximum District contribution to Health and Welfare Benefits.  For the 2017-18 school year, there will be one or more health plans available to employees that will cost less than the District’s contribution:

  • Effective September 1, 2017, the District’s proposal would establish a maximum monthly contribution to health and welfare benefits as follows:
    •   Single              $840 (for a total annual contribution of $10,080)
    •   Plus One         $1630 (for a total annual contribution of $19,560)
    •   Family             $2275 (for a total annual contribution of $27,300)


PVFT and the District continued to discuss the following contract articles:

  • Workload and Hours (Article IV)
  • Class Size (Article VI)
  • Wages and Related Matters (VII)
  • Leaves (Article XII)
  • Reassignment and Transfer (Article XIV)
  • Adult Education (Article XVII)
  • Retirement (Article XXIII)

The District looks forward to continued productive and collaborative bargaining with PVFT in order to reach agreement on all issues.  Future bargaining sessions are scheduled as follows: May 22; June 2; and June 27.

Posted by: Alicia Jimenez Published:5/9/17
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