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Association Negotiations

School Districts and Labor Associations negotiate regularly.  Most agreements are three-year contracts, with the option to negotiate part of the contract annually.  The State of California provides funding for schools along with some funds coming from the Federal government and other local sources.  Most years, the State of California provides a Cost of Living Adjustment or COLA.  This is the government's way to adjust for inflation and rising costs of labor and all other expenses to operate schools.  Districts must not only pay for labor, but contribute to health care benefits, retirement plans and all other expenses for school operations.
 
Employees can earn more compensation through years of experience (a step on the salary schedule) or additional education (a column on the salary schedule)
 
The following chart illustrates the most recent and proposed COLAs for schools in California.  CDE Webpage
 
Year 2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022 (current)  2022-2023
Statutory COLA from the State 3.26% 2.31 %, but was unfunded 1.7%, combined with 20-21 +1% for a total of 5.07% over two years 6.56 % proposed by Governor Newsom in May, 2022
Compensation negotiated for ECSTA
  • 3.26% on schedule + 0.5% one-time off-schedule
  • Increase the District's medical benefit contribution to $926.93 per month
  • Increase supplemental hourly wage to $42/hour
  • 3% on schedule +4% one-time off-schedule
  • Increase the District's medical benefit contribution to $966.35 per month
  • Increase supplemental hourly wage to $45/hour
Currently being negotiated  
Compensation negotiated for CSEA Chapter 726
  • 3.26% on schedule + 0.5% one time off-schedule
  • Adjust row and column placement for all members
  • 3% on schedule + $2000 per 8 hour employee one-time off-schedule
  • Increase the District's medical benefit contribution to $909.35 per month
Currently being negotiated  
 
Update on Negotiations for 2021-2022

Update on Negotiations for 2021-2022

El Centro Secondary Teachers Association (ECSTA)

Negotiations have begun.  ECSTA sent their 1st proposal on December 14, 2021 and the District sent their first proposal on January 25, 2022.  Due to staff shortages of substitutes covering classes, the teams are meeting after hours or for part of the day. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

CSEA Chapter 726 (Classified staff)

Negotiations will begin on May 9, 2022 with an in-person half-day session.
 
A fact sheet will be posted here in the coming days.