School board OKs agreement with administrator’s association

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By Dedra Cordle
Staff Writer

The South-Western City Schools District Board of Education has entered into a new management team agreement with the South-Western Administrators Association.

At the June 10 meeting, the board unanimously approved the agreement which will increase the base salary for approximately 100 certificated and classified administrators.

According to the three-year agreement, members of the association will receive a 2.5 percent increase in their base salary for each year of the contract. The agreement also increases the board’s contribution for family insurance coverage from 68 percent to 69 percent, and then from 69 percent to 70 percent beginning Oct. 1, 2020.

Board President Mindy Garverick said in a written statement that the board is “proud of our administrators as they continue to work cooperatively with our board of education to create a system that recognizes high performance.”

The approval of the management agreement, which will expire on June 30, 2022, comes on the heels of the board’s approval of a new collective bargaining agreement with the South-Western Education Association.

The board voted May 21 to approve a 2.5 percent increase in the base salary per year of more than 1,600 certificated staff members and also contribute more for family insurance coverage.

Superintendent Dr. Bill Wise commented on the close alignment between the agreements, stating that “we are pleased to have another three-year contract in place that allows us to focus on our work with students.”

The management team agreement also calls for the elimination of the Supervisor III salary classification, which Wise said would make the district more competitive as it pertains to attracting and retaining personnel.

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