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Four year contract approved with the Monticello Administrators and Supervisors Association

November 5, 2012

At the September 6, 2012 meeting, Monticello Schools Board of Education members unanimously approved a negotiated agreement with the Monticello Administrators and Supervisors Association (MASA). Members of the 19 person bargaining unit had voted earlier to ratify the agreement. The new contract covers a four year period from July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2015.

Details of the agreement include yearly salary schedule increases as follows:

- 2011-2012 - 2 percent
- 2012-2013 - 1 percent / 1 percent split
- 2013-2014 - 2 percent
- 2014-2015 - 1 percent / 1 percent split

The 1 percent / 1 percent split deal entitles association members to a 1 percent salary increase on July 1 and an additional 1 percent salary increase on December 31 based on their current salary.

In the new contract, MASA members’ health insurance contributions will increase from their current 6 percent to 8 percent as of the 2014-2015 school year. In addition, any administrator hired after July 1, 2012 will contribute 10 percent of the cost of health insurance.

The new contract increases salary and benefit costs to the school district by a total of $150,190 over the four year period, or by approximately $37,547 per year. This agreement covers the district’s 19 administrators and supervisors, which includes principals, assistant principals and directors. This number is down from the 21 bargaining unit members represented in the previous 2008 contract.

"The district values the leadership our administrative team provides and we are grateful for their willingness to negotiate and work with the district to be better prepared to face the fiscal challenges ahead,” said Monticello Superintendent of Schools Daniel Teplesky, who was part of the district negotiation team along with school business administrator Denise Cedeira-Thornton and school attorney Judy Mayle.