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Q. I'm confused about why the link to 2018-2019 Teacher Salary Schedule is different than the first section of the next attachment, "Current Contract 2018-19 Total Compensation..." It looks like the first grid in the second link should match up with the 2018-2019 Teacher Salary Schedule, but it doesn't.
A. The table in the 2018-19 Teacher Salary Schedule shows only the inflation adjusted salary amount without any Time, Responsibility and Incentive (TRI) pay. The top number in each cell shows the total amount of salary paid for each person at that step/column (# of people times salary). It was presented to show the cost of the existing contract increase from the 2nd year (2017-18 @ $125.6) to the 3rd year (2018-19 @ $133.9). An increase of $8.3M
The document titled Current Contract 2018-19 Total Compensation Combined Salary Schedule provides a view of the current contract using the Association Leadership’s proposed new TRI percentage (10.8%), acknowledging the rest of the current TRI (16.75%) as part of basic education salary. The top table is the current contract’s “Basic Education” salary. The second table is the additional 10.8% remaining TRI. The third table combines the “Basic Education” salary, with TRI (10.8%) and also moves the current teachers professional fund ($1,500 per year) into salary per the Association Leadership’s proposal to create an accurate comparison of total compensation.
Q. Where is the regionalization money going?
A. Along with the increased salary allocation from the state for all employee categories, the 6% additional regionalization funding is being applied to existing salaries starting next year. It is helping cover the previously agreed to increases for the 2018-19 school year as well as replace the salary portions previously covered by the local levy as the local levy is reduced.