The Paso Robles school board reaches a tentative agreement with teachers. The agreement calls for a 4% retroactive salary increase for this school year. And a one-time $1,000 payment to assist with rising healthcare costs. They will also get an annual increase in health and welfare contribution of $514.
Although the school district is flush with cash because of covid and the shut down, superintendent Curt Dubost offered a 1% salary increase. He and chief business officer stayed with that offer until a mediator intervened and gave teachers a 4% pay raise.
That does not apply to classified workers. The office staff, janitors, cafeteria workers, maintenance people and others used to have a “me too clause”, but that was eliminated under superintendent Chris Williams administration. So those negotiations will continue.
If they get their increase, then Curt Dubost will get the 5% raise the board approved for him. The one minute superintendent says he’s “pleased to with the teacher’s tentative agreement.”
Teachers union president Justin Pikard says, “It is important to retain and attract highly qualified employees in our schools and this agreement is a testament to that sentiment.”