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Millions saved with wage concessions
On Aug. 2, the Columbus City Schools Board of Education approved a three-year contract with the Columbus School Employees Association (CSEA).
This contract calls for no salary increases in 2011 and one-percent increases to base salary in 2012 and 2013. There will be no longevity or annual step wage increases during the contract.
“The members of the CSEA demonstrate their commitment to our students every day and this contract shows they are also committed to helping us spend public monies where they are needed most, in the classroom,” said Gene Harris, superintendent for Columbus City Schools.
The CSEA represents various groups including secretaries, custodians and bus drivers.
“Given the current economy, I want to commend the members of the CSEA and our other employee groups for agreeing to wage concessions,” Harris said.
All district employee groups have agreed to cost containment issues in recent months. The Columbus Administrators Association compensation package calls for no increase in base pay and no step increases for central office administrators.
School based administrators will receive no increase in their base pay for two years and only one-half of their step increases for each year of the two-year package.
Members of the Columbus Schools Classified Supervisors Association agreed to no increase in their base pay for the next two school years. Step increases will be delayed by one year.
Earlier this year, the union representing teachers at Columbus City Schools ratified a contract with salary adjustments that will save the district $16 million over two years.
|On August 18, 2011 ron said:
no pay raise for the working class, but ask Gene Harris how big of a raise she got and with no reductions in benefits
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