Jun 10, 2024

Salina Public Schools and NEA-Salina finalize negotiations

Posted Jun 10, 2024 2:13 PM
USD 305 Salina Public Schools District Office Building. <b>Photo by Olivia Bergmeier</b>
USD 305 Salina Public Schools District Office Building. Photo by Olivia Bergmeier

USD 305

The Salina Public Schools Board of Education and NEA-Salina met for their second and final round of contract negotiations for the 2024-2025 school year. The teams agreed to the following changes:

· Added $1,750 to the base salary

· Agreed to pay step and movement

· Increased the value of the supplemental pay schedule

· Developed a new salary schedule for Related Services and Student Support personnel

· Increased the employer contribution for health benefits by $20

· Condensed the retirement plan vesting schedule

· Added five (5) days of parental leave

· Added a new longevity tier for those in years 16-17

· Adjusted the length of the duty day

· Increased the liquidated damages amount to $5,000

· Accepted the Professional Appraisal System committee recommendation to update the evaluation system

· Made various language changes for clarity to the agreement

Now that the teams have settled, next steps will be teacher ratification and a vote of the full Board of Education.