Bargaining Teams Reach Agreement for St. Lucie Public Schools’ CWA

Bargaining Teams Reach Agreement for St. Lucie Public Schools’ CWA

ST. LUCIE COUNTY – St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) reached a positive agreement with its Communications Workers of America (CWA) partners on Thursday, August 24, for the 2017 – 2020 Contract which includes compensation and benefits for the 2017 – 2018 school year. Superintendent E. Wayne Gent stated, “We are committed to working together in order to reach an agreement that will benefit our employees. I am thankful to the collaborative efforts of our bargaining teams, and I appreciate the unwavering support of our School Board.”  President of Local CWA 3181 Rick Poulette said, “CWA and the District have reached a fair and equitable agreement. We thank the bargaining teams on both sides for working together in the interest of the workers, the District and the children of St. Lucie Public Schools.”

The package includes an average increase of 2.14 percent which represents a commitment by the District to increase compensation beyond the 1.49 percent increase in State funds received this year.   Each eligible CWA bargaining unit employee will receive a step increase, each step in the salary schedule will be increased by $149, and a 27th step will also be added to CWA salary schedules providing raises to those currently on the top step.

In addition to the 2.14 percent salary increase, the package also includes the continued Board contribution of $750 to a Health Savings Account (HSA) for employees enrolled in high-deductible H.S.A. eligible plans and a contribution of $6,010 toward insurance premiums.

About St. Lucie Public Schools

St. Lucie Public Schools is a B rated District with no failing schools proudly serving the students as the second highest ranking School District on the Treasure Coast.  The mission of SLPS is to ensure all students graduate from safe and caring schools equipped with the knowledge, skills and desire to succeed. For more information, visit http://www.stlucieschools.org.

 

 

Bargaining Teams Reach Agreement for St. Lucie Public Schools’ CWA

Bargaining Teams Reach Agreement

 

St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) reached a positive agreement with its Communications Workers of America (CWA) partners on Thursday, August 24, for the 2017 – 2020 Contract which includes compensation and benefits for the 2017 – 2018 school year. Superintendent E. Wayne Gent stated, “We are committed to working together in order to reach an agreement that will benefit our employees.  I am thankful to the collaborative efforts of our bargaining teams, and I appreciate the unwavering support of our School Board.”  President of Local CWA 3181 Rick Poulette said, “CWA and the District have reached a fair and equitable agreement. We thank the bargaining teams on both sides for working together in the interest of the workers, the District and the children of St. Lucie Public Schools.”

The package includes an average increase of 2.14 percent which represents a commitment by the District to increase compensation beyond the 1.49 percent increase in State funds received this year.   Each eligible CWA bargaining unit employee will receive a step increase, each step in the salary schedule will be increased by $149, and a 27th step will also be added to CWA salary schedules providing raises to those currently on the top step.

In addition to the 2.14 percent salary increase, the package also includes the continued Board contribution of $750 to a Health Savings Account (HSA) for employees enrolled in high-deductible H.S.A. eligible plans and a contribution of $6,010 toward insurance premiums.

 

 

Mariposa Elementary Fifth Graders Investigate

Mariposa Elementary Fifth Graders Investigate

Students in Ms. Zoie Griffiths’ 5th grade class at Mariposa Elementary learn about controlled experiments. The students completed an investigation that tested how high a ball would bounce on four different surfaces. They learned about variables, the scientific process, and even included some math by finding the average height of the five trials. This will be the first of many experiments and investigations that the students will get to do in 5th grade.