The Glendale Teachers Association and the Glendale Unified School District announced that a tentative agreement has been reached for the 2012-13 and 2013-14 school years. There was also agreement on the 2014-15, 2015-16, and 2016-17 school calendars.
This agreement will provide a 3% increase to the certificated salary schedules retroactive to July 1, 2013 for the 2013-14 school year and will not make a change to the current language in health and welfare benefits for the 2013-14 and 2014-15 school years for active employees.
The parties further agreed that effective July 1, 2014, the district contribution to early retirees’ medical insurance will be $14,000 and will be increased in 2015-16 and future years by the same percentage as the District’s contribution for active employees’ medical insurance.
Both parties look forward to a ratification vote by GTA membership that will take place within the next few weeks as well as by the board of education in April.
School Board President Nayiri Nahabedian said, “I’m very pleased we’re able to negotiate a tentative agreement. Due to the collaboration of both parties, parents, students, and staff will now be able to plan for the next three years around the school district’s calendar.”
Discussion on a successor agreement will begin later this month.
“We have come off of five to six years of cuts,” said GUSD Superintendent Richard Sheehan.
He added this was the first time during his tenure that there has been money available.
“To give is always a better environment than taking away,” he said.
To view the complete tentative agreement, visit either
www.glendaleteachers.org and/or www.gusd.net.