We are facing some serious "possible" language changes that will impact every teacher and employee of the Martin County School District. We need to let the district know this is unacceptable! It is time for EVERYONE to get involved and show up at the next scheduled school board meeting February 17th @ 5pm.
We will be meeting in front of the school district offices from 5pm to 6pm. The board meeting begins at 6pm.
Your presence matters. This is not a done deal, but we all know it could be. Please try to attend this meeting, you will also be given the chance to speak for 3 minutes, but make sure your language is respectful. Please see your building representative for information about speaking to the board and/or writing them letters.
MCEA members will be receiving a t-shirt for the attending the rally. See your building representative for details. Watch your email for information on how to pick up your shirt. Not a member of MCEA and still would like a shirt? Shirts will be $10.00 for teachers not members of MCEA.
Here is a brief summary of language proposals:
• A flat amount not to exceed $6500 toward medical insurance. This will impact everyone’s paycheck, some up to $44.00 bi-weekly-effective July 1, 2015
• Some deductions will double.
Sick Leave Payout
•Employees hired after July1, 2015 shall accrue sick leave, but are not entitled to any payout.
•Employees hired on or before June 30, 2015, and have 15 years with the district will have their total number of hours capped at the total number of hours of accrued sick leave on the books as of June 30, 2015, or 200 hours, whichever is greater. The payout would be based on 75% of the employee’s daily rate (not the 100% which is current contract). If you retire before 15 years you are not entitled to anything.
•This proposal effects those of you who intend to retire from the Martin County School District. You will no longer be offered medical insurance from the district. You will get $5.00 for every year over 15 that you have served the district. Therefore, after 30 years with the district you will be given $75.00 monthly for insurance that you will need to find and obtain on your own. This combined with the $150.00 monthly contribution from FRS will give you $225.00 a month.
For those retired employees with a termination date due to retirement (not drop date), on or before Dec. 31, 2014, the board shall provide payment for single health insurance coverage for employees, until the retired employee becomes Medicare eligible as follows:
Years of service
*Our next negotiation session will be held on March 9th. We need to pack the school board! meeting!
Now, more than ever, is the time to stand up for yourselves.
We will see you at the rally on February 17 at 5pm! Solidarity FOREVER!