West Ada Negotiated Agreement

The West Ada School District is located in southwestern Idaho, in Ada County. Its county seat is Boise. The county was home to about 434,211 residents in 2015, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. [3] Little`s note gives some clarity to directors and union leaders – but it also paints a bleak picture. While teachers` compensation schedules are negotiated and approved at the local level, the freeze on career ladder spending limits the dollars schools have for teachers` pay by far their largest budget item. The massive sick leave that forced the West Ada School District to abruptly cancel school for two days last week could violate several agreements and contracts between the district and staff, according to the county`s human resources manager. The West Ada School District employed 1,775 teachers in the 2013-2014 school year. Teachers` salaries are ranked based on college success, professional development and years of service. A teacher with a bachelor`s degree can earn higher salaries by taking graduate courses with increases on 24-hour college credits. The salary plan also takes into account graduate degrees by offering higher starting salaries and higher potential salaries. The following table lists the salary plan negotiated between the district and the Meridian Education Association for the 2015-2016 school year:[11] If an employee is on sick leave for reasons other than those of the agreement, it may violate the negotiated agreement and constitute a breach of contract, Roberts wrote. In the letter, Roberts points out that the agreement negotiated between the school district and the West Ada Education Association defines illness as an absence “due to illness or physical disability.” For other districts, however, the process proceeded quickly.

Boise and Blaine County already have tempting deals for 2020-21. Historically, both counties offer some of the highest teacher salaries in the state — and both counties have a single tax agency that most other counties don`t. Council appointed Joe Yochum as Acting Superintendent on October 29, 2015. Prior to his appointment, Yochum was the district`s director of operations. He had worked for the district for 24 years, but only served as chief of operations for four months. The council planned to launch a search for a permanent superintendent soon. [34] From 1993 to 2013, the West Ada School District had an average of $161,409,333 in revenues and expenses of $156,796,190, according to the U.S. Census Bureau`s survey of school system finances.

The district had an average annual debt of $139,752,429. The district withdrew $17,239,714 from its debt and spent an average of $23,025,952 on new debt per year. [10] Each meeting of the Board of Directors follows the same format: approval of the minutes, review and approval of the approval agenda, discussion and action on special reports, ongoing cases, new cases and the Superintendent`s report […].