Salina Public Schools & NEA-Salina Settle in Contract Negotiations

Salina Public Schools & NEA-Salina Settle in Contract Negotiations
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The Salina Public Schools Board of Education and NEA-Salina met for their second and final round of contract negotiations for the 2023-2024 school year. The teams agreed to the following changes:

  • Added $1500 to the base salary
  • Agreed to pay step and movement
  • Added school counselors to the group of staff who receive special salary provisions
  • Added two days of leave designated for bereavement
  • Added five days of parental leave
  • Added procedures to better facilitate the classroom discipline process
  • Removed the sunset provision on the ability to work from home on teacher workdays
  • Added $20/month to the employer health insurance contribution
  • Excluded funerals from the blackout day provision for use of PTO
  • Added procedures to allow NEA-Salina more efficient access to the bargaining unit information
  • Made clarifications to the longevity provisions
  • Created a joint committee to study and make recommendations on lunch schedules for teachers during the 23-24 school year

Now that the teams have settled, next steps will be teacher ratification and a vote of the full Board of Education.

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