12 Sep CCSD and ESEA reach tentative contract agreement
On September 12, 2019, the Education Support Employees Association (ESEA) and the Clark County School District (CCSD) reached a final tentative agreement as to financials as part of a two-year contract.
“This week, we reached a final tentative agreement with the District that represents the largest win for education support professionals in years,” said Virginia M. Mills, President of ESEA. “Throughout the negotiation process, the District listened and addressed the concerns of our members on a host of economic issues; we appreciate our members for their involvement as well as the support we received from the District.”
The terms of the final tentative agreement are as follows:
- The Agreement will be for two years, from July 1, 2019 until June 30, 2021;
- A three percent (3%) salary increase for all employees with an effective date of July 1, 2019, all employees will receive retro-pay;
- All employees eligible for a step increase during the first year of the contract will receive their step increase, if an employee had a step eligibility date between July 1, 2019 and the ratification date of the contract, the employee will receive retro-pay;
- All employees eligible for a step increase during the second year of the contract will receive a step increase;
- The District will increase its contribution towards employee health insurance premiums by 4% per month for all employees effective September 1, 2019;
- The District will increase its contribution towards employee health insurance premiums by an additional 4% per month for all employees effective September 1, 2020;
- All Longevity Stipends under Article 19-6 are increased by $250; and
- All costs for fingerprinting employees will be waived once the new agreement is ratified.
- Changes to Article 8 to allow greater flexibility to conduct union business.
“Our Support Professionals are dedicated and serve as the back bone of our organization for our students and should be compensated for their hard work,” said CCSD Superintendent Dr. Jesus F. Jara. “We have spelled out ambitious goals in our Focus: 2024 strategic plan and need all of our employees focused on student success to reach those goals.”
ESEA and CCSD have agreed to meet to follow up with non-monetary language at a later date.