CALEXICO — According to the press release by the Calexico Unified School District’s (CUSD) negotiation team, ongoing negotiations with Associated Calexico Teachers' (ACT) negotiations team October 23, November 14, and November 19, have been cordial and professional in tenor.
Currently, negotiation discussions have centered on faculty meetings, personnel file contents, salary, and health and welfare benefits.
At the November 14, negotiation session, the district proposed a 15 percent salary increase for ACT members effective July 1, 2019, conditioned upon ACT acceptance of a $10,000 annual cap on the district’s contribution for medical, dental, vision, and life insurance benefits effective July 1, 2020. Under the district’s salary proposal, the following salary schedule increases would be implemented;
All CUSD teaching staff are appropriately assigned and authorized to teach in their classrooms. CUSD has two computer class vacancies and one math class vacancy (due to a recent resignation).
The district’s insurance committee, which includes representatives from all employee groups, have met to explore less expensive providers of similar health and welfare benefits.
Negotiations will continue.