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  • * Due to inclement weather, all schools are on a 2 hour delay on Wednesday, February 10th, 2016.*

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Calendars updated below... (February 9, 2016) 

 
 
 
Information from school years 2010-11 through 2015-16
 
 
 
For those who were unable to attend the Information Session Tuesday, January 26, 2016, attached is the Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation shared with the Public.  Download the PowerPoint Presentation here.  Microsoft PowerPoint is needed to view the document.
 
 

Release January 20, 2016 - District Statement and Arbitrator Decision 

 
 
Newest District Proposal January 19, 2016 : 
The Board tentatively accepts the salary recommendations of the arbitration panel for years 2015-16 and 2016-17 as set forth in paragraph 3 of the arbitrator's award; and in 2017-18 a payroll of $8,136,518 on an 18 step salary schedule. The Board further offers all bargaining unit members $1,000 for year 2014-15.  The preceding tentative salary offers are conditional upon the Association continuing to negotiate in healthcare, columnar movement on proposed salary schedule and management rights.
 
 
 
 
 
 
NON-BINDING ARBITRATION
December 18, 2015 
 
Attached hereto, please find a copy of the final last best contract offer(s) from both the Shamokin Area School District and the Shamokin Area Education Association.
 
The parties are scheduled for arbitration on December 18, 2015 where the attached offers will be reviewed by an arbitration panel.
 
The public is encouraged to review the same and provide comment in the form of written correspondence to the arbitrator(s) pursuant to the following guidelines:
 
a. The public has the right to receive a copy of the offers and review each offer prior to the arbitration hearing and provide written comment to the arbitrators.
 
b. Any member of the Shamokin Area School District may submit written comment, but the comments must include their name and address.
 
c. All comments should be inserted into a sealed envelope and either mailed or hand delivered to the school district office, and made to the attention of:
Timothy Tietze – Arbitrator
c/o SASD Office
2000 W State St,
Coal Township, PA 17866.
 
d. The written comments will only be read by the arbitration panel and will not be made public.
 
e. In order for comments to be considered, they need to be received at the District office no later than close of business on Friday, December 18, 2015.
 

  • Judge's Order

    Posted by Tonya Searls at 9/23/2015
     
    Judge's Order: Final Order
     
     
     
     
     
     
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  • Injunction Granted

    Posted by Tonya Searls at 9/18/2015
    INJUNCTION GRANTED:
    Judge Wiest granted the District an injunction that the Teachers' Association is directed to return to work by the start of the work day on Thursday, September 24, 2015.
     
     
     
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  • Proposal

    Posted by Tonya Searls at 9/15/2015
    SASD Settlement Proposal from September 15th Negotiations:
     
    SASD has removed the class size proposal for the offer contemplated below.
     

    Article IX: Teacher Assignment

    D.  delete ‘or maximum legally allowed by legislation, if less than the IRS rate per mile, for all travel done’

     

    Article XX Section 5 Tuition Reimbursement

    B.5. Accept recommendation of fact finder  (see attached document for language)

    -Tuition reimbursement is limited to $100,000 annually

    -Bargaining unit members who do not have a Master’s Degree would be eligible to take up to nine (9) credits annually, while those who have a Master’s Degree would be eligible to take up to six (6) credits annually

      

    Article XX Benefits 8.

    Delete current language and replace with:

    Effective July 1, 2015, each employee electing the medical plan will be required to pay 5% of the monthly tiered premium.  Employee contributions will be deducted equally over 26 pay periods.  If employee chooses to take summer salary in one lump sum this pay will reflect 5% deduction for each payroll period of lump sum.

       

    Article XX B. Salary Increases

    2013-14           Freeze

    2014-15           Freeze

    2015-16*         $5000 (if hired in 2012-13 or prior); $3300 (if hired in 2013-14); $1650 (if hired in 2014-15)

    2016-17           $2000

    2017-18           $2000

    OR IN THE ALTERNATIVE

    The school board has proposed a salary based increase not to exceed $1.4 million* in total wage increases (including any and all retroactive salary increases) over the five-year contract period.  The Association is given discretion to either implement a salary schedule w/said funds or create a hybrid of flat dollar increases with implementation of a salary schedule.  However, if the Association chooses to implement a salary schedule, this offer is contingent upon the starting salary in year 2015-16 is $30,000, 2016-17 is $32,000 and 2017-18 is $34,000.

     

    *Increase will be added to salary base upon enactment of State Budget

     

    Article XX 7. (Stipend)

    Delete ‘one thousand ($1,000) dollars’ and replace with ‘two thousand five hundred ($2,500) dollars’

     

     
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  • Proposal

    Posted by Tonya Searls at 9/8/2015
    SASD Settlement Proposal from September 8th Negotiations:
     
     
    Article IX: Teacher Assignment

    D.  delete ‘or maximum legally allowed by legislation, if less than the IRS rate per mile, for all travel done’

     

    Article XX Section 5 Tuition Reimbursement

    B.5.  Accept recommendation of fact finder  (see attached document for language)

    -Tuition reimbursement is limited to $100,000 annually

    -Bargaining unit members who do not have a Master’s Degree would be eligible to take up to nine (9) credits annually while those who have a Master’s Degree would be eligible to take up to six (6) credits annually

     

    Article XX Benefits 8.

    Delete current language and replace with:

    Effective July 1, 2015, each employee electing the medical plan will be required to pay 5% of the monthly tiered premium. Employee contributions will be deducted equally over 26 pay periods.  If employee chooses to take summer salary in one lump sum this pay will reflect 5% deduction for each payroll period of lump sum.

       

    Article XX B. Salary Increases

    2013-14        Freeze

    2014-15        Freeze

    2015-16*     $5000 (if hired in 2012-13 or prior); $3300 (if hired in 2013-14); $1650 (if hired in 2014-15)

    2016-17        $2000

    2017-18        $2000

     

    *Increase will be added to salary base upon enactment of State Budget

     

    Article XX 7. (Stipend)

    Delete ‘one thousand ($1,000) dollars’ and replace with 'two thousand five hundred ($2,500) dollars'

     
    Please see the following press release: Board Meeting Cancelled
     
     
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  • Proposal

    Posted by Tonya Searls at 8/26/2015
     
    The following is the proposal given to SAEA by the Board at the last negotiation session on Wednesday, August 26th in order to settle the teachers' contract.  The following was offered as a best final offer with the request to take the offer back to the general membership. Also, the Board has offered to meet for another negotiation session on Monday, September 7th.  SAEA has not responded.

     

    Proposal for Salary increases:  Salary Proposal 8/26/2015(see attachment for 2014-15 staff list of salary and proposed increases)

    2013-14:  freeze

    2014-15:  freeze

    2015-16: $3500 hired prior to 13/14  (8.20% avg increase)

                   $3000 hired during 13/14
     
                   $2500 hired during 14/15                 

    2016-17:  $1200                                   (2.74% avg increase)

    2017-18:  $1200                                   (2.67% avg increase)

     

     

    Medical Premium Copay

    Article XX A. 8.:

    Delete ‘will pay one per cent (1.0%) of his/her salary

    Replace with 'will pay 5% of premium cost’        

     

    In current contract, employee pays 1% of their salary.  The average salary for 2014-15 was $40,503.53.  The average premium copay for 2014-15 school year was $405.04 which would be a deduction of $15.58 per pay period.

    Tier of coverage yearly cost      

    Family                 $22,788            

    Parent & children  $15,468            

    Parent & child       $11,400           

    Husband & wife    $17,904           

    Single                   $ 8,148          

     
    5% premium copay for year    
     
    Family                    $1,139.40  
     
    Parent & children     $  773.40  
     
    Parent & child          $  570.00
     
    Husband & wife       $  895.20  
     
    Single                      $  407.40                         
     
     
    Amount deducted per pay (26 pays)       
     
    Family                    $43.82  
     
    Parent & children     $29.75  
     
    Parent & child         $21.92    
     
    Husband & wife      $34.43    
     
    Single                    $15.67                                   
     
     
    Increase in copay comparing 2014-15 avg to 5% premium 
     
    Family                     avg. increase of $734.36  
     
    Parent & children      avg. increase of $368.36
     
    Parent & child          avg. increase of $164.96
     
    Husband & wife       avg. increase of $490.16
     
    Single                      avg. increase of $2.37
     

     

    Plan of coverage is Capital Blue Cross PPO $0.00 deductible. Insurance Proposal 8/26/2015 (See attachment for benefit highlights)

     

     

    Article XX B. 7.:

    Increase stipend amount from $1,000 to $2,500 for waive of insurance benefits.          

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    ALTERNATIVE OFFER :  CONTINGENT UPON INCREASING CLASS SIZE

    At the August 26, 2015 meeting, the district offered an alternative proposal with the contingency of raising class size*.

    This offer included:

    *Proposal for salary increase

    2013-2014:     Freeze

    2014-2015:     $520 (1.20% average increase)

    2015-2016:     SAEA is to create a salary schedule such

                           that the increases from 2014-2015 do not
     
                           exceed $400,000 (5.06% salary base
     
                           increase)

    2016-2017:     Increases on Salary schedule not to exceed

                          $234,000 from prior school year (2.82%
     
                          salary base increase)

    2017-2018:     Increases on Salary schedule not to exceed

                          $234,000 from prior school year (2.74%
     
                          salary base increase)

     

    *Medical Premium copay

    District asked SAEA to contribute 6% of individual tier premium cost.

     

    *Class Size Increase

    In grades K-8, District asked SAEA to increase the maximum limit by 7 more students and any student enrolling during school year would not count towards these limits.

     

    *Waiver of Insurance Stipend

    Increase from $1,000 to $2,500  
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  • The PA Pre-K Counts classroom currently has a few openings.  We are looking to fill these slots.   Children should be 4 years old before Sept. 8th. The registration paper work is available at the administration building which is located at the West wing of the high school. The following documents are required for registration:  Birth Certificate or Baptismal Paper, Proof of Residence, Immunizations, 2014 Income Taxes, and Custody Order (if it applies).  

    The PA Pre-K Counts program consists of 2 - half day classes.  Transportation is provided in the A.M. for the morning class and the P.M. for the afternoon class.  The mid-day transportation needs to be provided by the parents/guardians or someone they deem responsible for their child.

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