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Potential Costs of AEA Initial Contract Proposals

Proposals submitted between September, 2003 and December, 2003 as costed by District personnel


Potential Cost

12.) Health and Welfare Benefits


9.) Class Size


14.) Salaries





Class Size Removed from Negotiations

At the February 3rd negotiations session, a tentative agreement was reached leaving Article 9 language status quo. As a result, the potential costs of $1,500,000+ has been removed.

AEA Disputes DIstrict Estimates of Proposal Costs

At a March negotiations session, AEA presented a worksheet showing that the District cost estimate of health care costs of $2,600,000 was grossly overstated. The District applied the difference between the current cap and lowest family rate coverage to all 630+ teachers. AEA is contending that their proposal is not applicable to all teachers since most teachers do not have families to cover. They are indicating their estimate is only $900,000.

Here is the language from the AEA proposal:

  • For the term of this Agreement, the District agrees to contribute monthly towards benefits for all (my emphasis) employees and their dependents except for dental, vision, and term life insurance. ....
  • The District will increase its contribution toward the medical plan to provide at a minimum, the least expensive family (3 or more) rate not to exceed a $10 co-pay for each office visit and $5/$15 co-pay for prescriptions.
  • Future negotiations session will determine how the language is meant to be applied.

    From March 10th update on AEA Core Action Team Website, AEA's indicates their proposals would cost the District $2,200,000.

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    Last modified: March 26, 2004

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