Post in progress…

I don’t understand the relevant passage from the contract; will finish this post when I do:

Schedule “E” will be in effect from July 1, 2013 until June 30, 2014, increase of 1.75%. In addition, all Association members shall be ineligible to receive step increment in the 2013-2014 school year until February 1, 2014.

My question:

Does this clause mean that teachers will receive only half of the full step increase, or that payment of the full increase is delayed for several months?

UPDATE: I’ve heard from someone who should know that next year teachers receive half of the full step increase.

Still fact-checking.

Here are the raises a hypothetical IUFSD teacher who began working in the district last fall (in Column 3) would receive over the next three years of the contract.

By way of comparison, the highest raise an employee of IBM receives is 3.5%, and those raises are based in merit.

Core PCE inflation is currently at 1.26%.

Step Salary
w/o benefits
1/2 of
Step raise
2012-2013 1  $56,585
2013-2014 2  $60,051  -1733 ??
2014-2015 3  $63,628
2015-2016 4  $67,314

2012-2013 Step 1 Column 32013-2014 Step 2 6.12% raise2014-2015 Step 3 6% Column 32015-2016 Step 4 5.8% Column 3
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Screen grabs from CONTRACT | SALARY SCHEDULE | 2009-10 THRU 2005-16 | 5.24.2013

Raises and benefits at IBM
IUFSD teachers have not had a wage “freeze” 
“Column” raises for teachers explained
4 is not 2
5/2013: Inflation at 1.26%
7th grade reading curriculum (curriculum & property values)
What people who do not have children in the schools pay to educate
..the children of people who do

Grados: we will need to go over the tax cap next year
How we got here
2012 budget vote
All student achievement scores & posts
Irvington Parents Forum at Yahoo