Friday, March 14, 2014

Tentative Agreement On Salary Reached

At the March 13th School Board Meeting, the Garvey School Board agreed to GEA's latest salary proposal.

If ratified, GEA will receive a 2% salary increase effective July 1, 2013. A subsequent 1% increase will be added to the salary schedule as of January 1, 2014.

The two parties will soon begin drafting the language for a tentative agreement to be put up for a ratification vote by GEA members.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Negotiations - March 10, 2014

The Garvey School District and Garvey Education Association met at 3 PM on March 10th.

There were two main topics of discussion.

Salary - The two parties discussed salary. No agreement was reached.

Calendar - A final calendar for the 2014-2015 school year was agreed to.
  • The calendar will include 1 staff development day, so it will have 184 work days. The salary schedule for 2014-2015 school year will reflect a .56% salary increase for working the extra day.
  • The first day of work will be August 18, 2014. This will be a staff development day regarding implementation of Common Core.
  • Orientation Day will be August 19, 2014.
  • August 20, 2014 will be the first day of instruction. It will be a full day, not a shortened Wednesday.
  •  GEA unit members will be off the entire week of Thanksgiving.
  • The last day of school will be June 5, 2015.