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School District Proposes No Pay Raises
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Leaders of the local California School Employees Association Chapter 31 are seeking a fair and equitable increase in their salary schedule including the customary state-calculated cost of living allowance and any money available from other revenue sources.

The Riverbank Unified School District, however, is proposing no salary schedule increase for the current school year in light of the budget constraints imposed by state budget cuts and declining enrollment.

The CSEA submitted its proposal in an information item at the Feb. 19 school board meeting, prior to a public hearing due at the next meeting on Tuesday, March 4 and the start of negotiations.

The District countered with its own proposal that allows designated "reopeners" on the contract each fiscal year.

In addition to no increase in pay and allowances, the District proposes elimination of district liability for CalPERS administrative fees outside of a designated health and welfare benefit cap and securing an alternative to CalPERS medical benefits by January of 2009.

The District also wants clarification of language dealing with the authorization and uses of compensatory time; and a definition of timelines for initiating the grievance process.