Contract re-opener successfully ratified

The contract re-opener for salary and benefits was successfully ratified on June 30, 2017 with 78 “yes” votes and 1 “no” vote.  182 ballots were electronically distributed via

Components of the agreement are:

  • Step increases will be provided.
  • Effective for the 2017-18 school year, salary schedules will be increased by 2.0%.
  • The salary schedules for July 1 of the 2018-19 school year shall be increased by a percentage based on the average of the Portland-Salem CPI-U, Western Region CPI-U and the US Cities CPI-U.  The figures used will be determined by averaging the 12-month percentage change from December to December of the Western Region and the US Cities indices and the annual change for the Portland-Salem index.  The 2018-19 school year measuring period shall be December 2016 through December 2017.  The annual increase will not be less than 1.25% or greater than 2.5%.
  • The tiered insurance cap allocations will be increased by 3.4% each year in 2017-18 and 2018-19 as follows:
Employee Only Employee + Spouse Employee + Child(ren) Full Family
 2017-18 582 1139 1067 1632
 2018-19 602 1178 1103 1687

Individuals who participated in this year’s negotiations were:

  • Jeri Ingallinero, LCEA Co-President
  • Dorothy Dilliplane, LCEA Co-President
  • David DeBlaker, LCEA IA Representative
  • Sarah Apker, LCEA Licensed Reprenstative
  • Sherry Duerst-Higgins, Board Member
  • Larry Sullivan, Superintendent
  • Carol Knobbe, Assistant Superintendent
  • Dave Standridge, Business Director
  • Rose Wilde, Board Member Observer

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