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  • 8/4/16

    Ridgway Area School District

    Proposal to

    Ridgway Area Educational Support Professional Association

    August, 2016

    This offer is a comprehensive package for settlement. Without full acceptance of this package,

    the Board reserves its rights to return to the official table positions.

  • Section 9-1 Classification

    Current Language:

    Proposed Language:

    (h) Secretaries – The normal work year for all secretarial employees hired before July 1, 2010 shall be 200 days. The high school principal’s secretary’s work year shall be 220 days. For fulltime employees with normal workweek shall consist of five (5) consecutive eight-hour days, Monday through Friday. Work weeks during the summer for 200 and 220 day employees will remain as previous years’ scheduling. All secretaries employed after July 1, 2010 will have a work year of 220 days.

    Section 10-2 Paid Vacations .02 Vacation Period Current Language: .02 VACATION PERIOD – Employees may schedule vacations for anytime except no vacations shall be scheduled during the three (3) week period immediately prior to the beginning of the school year unless the employee receives special permission from the superintendent. Proposed Language: .02 VACATION PERIOD - Employees may schedule vacation for anytime. For summer hours each day will be credited at 1.25 days. Half-day scheduling will be done in four hour increments.

    Section 11-1 Sick Leave

    Current Language:

    .03 ACCUMULATION - The unused portion of such yearly sick leave allowance shall

    accumulate from year to year for such employees.

    .06 MEDICAL CERTIFICATION – When an employee is absent because of personal illness for

    more than twenty (20) consecutive school days, the employee shall not resume his/her duties

    prior to submitting to the Superintendent a statement of good health signed by a licensed

    physician.

  • Proposed Language:

    .03 ACCUMULATION - The unused portion of such yearly sick leave allowance shall

    accumulate from year to year for such employees. For employees hired on or after July 1,

    2014, the maximum accumulation of sick leave under this provision shall be 220 days.

    .06 MEDICAL CERTIFICATION – When an employee is absent because of personal illness for

    more than twenty (20) ten (10) consecutive school days or for any surgical procedure or

    inpatient hospitalization, the employee shall not resume his/her duties prior to submitting to

    the Superintendent a statement of good health signed by a licensed physician.

    Section 11-2 Personal Leave Day

    Retain current language.

    Section 13-1 Hospitalization Insurance Current Language:

    Full-time employees will be provided insurance coverage. The School District will pay the

    premium for individual and family coverage for Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Major Medical

    Hospitalization Insurance, which includes Flex RX prescription drug insurance under the plan in

    existence for the 2005-2006 school year and Highmark Preferred Blue PPO as offered on July 1,

    2006 through the IU9 Healthcare Consortium. Each employee who is eligible for health insurance

    coverage shall annually elect his/her level of coverage of the offered Indemnity plan or the

    offered PPO plan. The carrier and the provisions of health care coverage as agreed upon by the

    District and the Association shall remain in effect unless both parties mutually agree to change.

    For the purposes of insurance coverage full-time employees hired prior to June 30, 2003 will be

    defined as:

    Cafeteria employees – 3 or more hours daily.

    Maintenance, custodial, secretary, aides, and personal care aides – 4 or more hours daily.

    Part-time employees hired prior to June 30, 2002 will be eligible to purchase coverage on a

    prorata basis.

    For cafeteria benefits – the prorata amount will be based on X/6 (2 hour employee will pay 2/3 and the district will pay 1/3 of benefit cost.)

  • For maintenance, custodial, secretary, aides, and personal care aides the prorata amount will be

    based on X/8 (2 hour employee will pay 3/4 and the district will pay 1/4 of benefit cost.)

    For the purposes of insurance coverage, full-time employees hired after June 30, 2003 will be

    defined as:

    Cafeteria employees and sign interpreter – 6 or more hours daily.

    Maintenance and custodial employees – 8 hours daily

    Secretaries, aides, and personal care aides – 7.5 or more hours daily.

    Part-time employees will be eligible to purchase coverage on a prorata basis.

    For cafeteria benefits, the prorata amount will be based on X/6 (2 hour employee will pay 2/3 and the district will pay 1/3 of benefit cost).

    For maintenance and custodial employees, the prorata amount will be based on X/8 (2 hour employee will pay 3/4 and the district will pay 1/4 of benefit cost.)

    For Secretaries, aides, and personal care aides, the prorata amount will be based on X/7.5 (3 hour employee will pay 3/5 and the district will pay 2/5 of the benefit cost.)

    For the purpose of securing benefit coverage, part-time employees may combine positions and

    qualify at the lowest hourly level. (Example: An employee who works four (4) hours as a part-

    time custodian and two and one-half (2½) hours as a part-time cafeteria employee would qualify

    for benefits under the six (6) hour cafeteria requirement.) (Example: An employee who works

    three (3) hours as a part-time secretary and four (4) hours as a part-time custodian would qualify

    to purchase insurance at the rate of 7/7.5 employer contribution.)

    Employees may make contributions to the IRS 125 Plan to offset insurance expenses.

    MONTHLY INSURANCE PREMIUM CONTRIBUTIONS

    The Ridgway Area School District will contribute up to the equivalent of all but the following listed

    employee contributions of the premium costs for the Indemnity coverage of the Blue Cross, Blue

    Shield and Blue Cross Major Medical and Highmark Preferred Blue PPO family plans currently in

    effect. Payment will be made for the employee and his/her spouse and dependent children, if

    any, for the plan in which the employee is enrolled.

    INDEMNITY COVERAGE WITH MAINTENANCE DRUG COVERAGE

    2010-2011 1% of the monthly premium paid in excess of the individual premium. The

    monthly employee contribution would be capped at $20.00.

    2011-2012 1% of the monthly premium paid in excess of the individual premium. The

    monthly employee contribution would be capped at $20.00.

    2012-2013 1.5% of the monthly premium paid in excess of the individual premium.

    The monthly employee contribution would be capped at $20.00.

  • 2013-2014 1.5% of the monthly premium paid in excess of the individual premium.

    The monthly employee contribution would be capped at $20.00.

    Such amount will be deducted one half the first pay of the month and one half the second pay of

    the month. Employees who do not receive pay checks over the summer months will be required

    to make payments on the 15th and 30th of each month.

  • Proposed Language: Full time employees will be provided insurance coverage. The school district will pay the premium for individual and family coverage for Blue Cross/Blue Shield Qualified High Deductible Health Plan (QHDHP) as offered on July 1, 2015 through the IU9 Healthcare Consortium. Each employee shall be covered in the Qualified High Deductible Health Plan (QHDHP). The Plan shall include the minimum and maximum deductibles as set by the federal government. Current limits for the 2015-2016 school year are $1,300 single and $2,600 family deductibles. The QHDHP shall automatically be amended to provide for the amount of the minimum and maximum annual in-network deductible and other out-of-pocket expenses required for a Health Savings Account (HSA)/Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA) whenever the amount is changed by the federal government. Total maximum out-of-pocket includes monthly contribution, deductible, coinsurance, copays and other qualified in network medical expenses. Once met, the plan pays 100% of covered services for the rest of the benefit period. The carrier and the provisions of the health care coverage as agreed upon by the District and the Association shall remain in effect unless both parties mutually agree to change. Both parties agree to meet prior to negotiations beginning on a successor agreement to this contract to be educated on various insurance plans and to discuss possible changes in the insurance plans in order to make the policies more affordable to the District and employee. For the purposes of insurance coverage full time employees hired prior to June 20, 2003 will be defined as:

    Cafeteria employees – 3 or more hours daily.

    Maintenance, custodial, secretary, aides, and personal care aides – 4 or more hours daily.

    Part-time employees hired prior to June 30, 2002 will be eligible to purchase coverage on a

    prorata basis.

    For cafeteria benefits – the prorata amount will be based on X/6 (2 hour employee will pay 2/3 and the district will pay 1/3 of benefit cost.)

    For maintenance, custodial, secretary, aides, and personal care aides the prorata amount wil