as bargained by the Bartlesville Education Association and ISD #30
All returning teachers will advance one step on the salary schedule, and a step 26 was added to all lanes, so those previously topped out at step 25 will advance to the new step 26.
All steps and lanes were increased by $455 as compensation for a 5-minute increase in the teacher work day to 7 hours 25 minutes. The administration has committed to NOT add 5 minutes to the instructional day in the 2014-2015 school year.
Their stated goal is to provide additional compensation in 2015-2016 to expand the work day to 7 hours 30 minutes, completing the expansion from the 7 hours 15 minutes which held for many years. Thus in 2015-2016 the student instructional day would lengthen by 15 minutes.
The net cost to the general fund is projected to be $205,000. A $281,000 correction for annual attrition savings was applied (as older teachers retire they are usually replaced by younger ones).
The state flexible benefit for those participating in the state insurance plan will continue to pay 100% of the Member HealthChoice High Option Premium. (Those not in the insurance plan will continue to receive the same state flexible benefit as before.)