Great News out of Sacramento
CTA has confirmed that today as part of the 2015-16 California State Budget Governor Jerry Brown has proposed an investment increase of $7.8 billion in K-14 education. This will substantially increase distributed Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) for public schools including the Temecula Valley Unified School District. The Governor’s Budget Summary states that this is enough money to eliminate more than 32% of the remaining gap funding from the previous devastating cuts to education.
What does this mean to TVEA members? Per the TVEA contract as successfully negotiated and ratified this fall, Article 7.1.1 states: “ With regard to 2014-2015 negotiations, effective January 1, 2015 Appendices B-1, B-2, B-3, B-4, and B-5 will be increased by 2.0% if the Governor proposes at least a 20.68% in “gap funding” in his January 2015 Proposed Budget for the 2015-16 Budget Year. Both parties agree to reopen Article 7 (Compensation and Benefits), if the Governor’s Proposed Budget is above or below 20.68%”.
Salaries for the above mentioned salary schedules will increase 2% effective on the January pay warrant, as confirmed by the district office. TVEA will be seeking a date to meet with the district’s negotiation’s team to reopen compensation and benefits now that it has been confirmed that the Governor’s Proposed Budget is above 20.68%”.