BARGAINING UPDATE

Battle Ground Public Schools created this page to update the community on collective bargaining with certificated instructional staff who are represented by the Battle Ground Education Association (BGEA).

This page contains the most recent proposals with cost analysis. The district received an additional BGEA proposal without a cost analysis at 5:10 p.m. on Aug. 1.

*Please note that the district cannot respond to individual employee questions regarding bargaining because they are represented by the Battle Ground Education Association.

As of Aug. 1, 2018:

2017-18

  • State allocated average salary ($36,521 x staff mix1 1.53755) = $56,153
  • 16.7% TRI2 Stipend + 3 Days (1.7%), $10,332
  • $200 [professional fund/classroom supplies]
  • Total average salary = $66,685 ($10,532 TRI2 & $200)
  • 860.710 FTE3 x $66,685 = $57.4 million ($9.1 TRI2)

BGEA 8/1/18 Proposal

  • Average Base Salary = $75,963
  • 11.75% TRI2 Stipend ($8,926) + $200 + Four days (3 Start-up, 1 PLD4) ($1,671) = $10,797
  • Total average salary = $86,760 ($10,797 TRI2)
  • 860.710 FTE3 = $74.7 million ($9.3 TRI2)

BGSD 8/1/18 2nd Proposal5, 6% (and additional longevity)

  • Average Base Salary = $70,655
  • Four days (3 Start-up, 1 PLD4 and $200)2 = $1,795
  • Average total Salary = $ 72,450
  • 860.71 FTE3 = $62.4 million
  • Details:
    • Starting Salary (0 Years, BA & 0 Credits):
      • Base: $45,177
      • TRI2: $1,204
      • Total $46,3816
    • 16 Years, MA +90 Credits
      • Base: $85,152
      • TRI2: $2,092
      • Total: $87,244
    • Maximum Salary:
      • Base: $87,652
      • TRI2: $2,092
      • Total: $89,744

1Staff mix: The staff mix factor has been a number generated by the state to reflect the average education and experience of certificated instructional staff (CIS) working in the district. For more information see the Washington statute on the staff mix factor.
2TRI: Time, responsibility and incentive as described by RCW 28A.400.200 section 4.
3FTE: Full-time equivalent certificated instructional staff (CIS)
4PLD: Professional learning day
5Second proposal from BGSD on this bargaining day
6RCW 28A.400.200 set the minimum starting teacher salary for full-time certificated instructional staff at $40,000, to be adjusted annually by the Inflationary Adjustment Index, and adjusted for regional differences. For Battle Ground, with 1.9% IPD applied to $40,000 and 6% regionalization in 2018-19, this equates to $43,206 for a first-year teacher.

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