The two sides of the SCA teacher contract negotiation
Following are details involving the contract proposals between the Southern Columbia Area School District and the Southern Columbia Area Education Association. Teachers have been without a contract since June 30. (Content provided by the school board.)
Teachers - The association has proposed a 185-day school year that includes 180 instructional days and five non-instructional days, with two of those to be self-directed by the teachers.
District - The district proposes maintaining the current 186-day year with one day offered as a flex day for those teachers who have qualified for it by having completed specified duties or professional development efforts.
Teachers - The association has proposed a 7 1/2-hour work day including a duty-free 40-minute lunch period.
District - The district proposes to maintain the current 7 1/2-hour work day including a 30-minute lunch period. (The district's language does not include "duty-free.")
Teachers - The association proposes a waiver-of-insurance fee of $1,500 be paid to a married employee when both spouses are employed by the district.
District - The district proposes to maintain the current language, "Married employees who are both employed by the Southern Columbia Area School District cannot participate in the waiver of insurance program."
Teachers - The association proposes employees be allowed three personal leave days with pay per year, with those with 10 years of service getting four.
Southern - The district proposes to maintain the current contract at two and three, respectively
District - The association proposes to increase the maximum retirement severance for sick leave to $10,000, with that being doubled for employees with 30 years of service at SCASD.
Southern - The district proposes to maintain the current $7,500 maximum and add language that would end retirement incentives at 35 years of service.