District proposes compensation package to SF teachers union
April 4, 2017 (San Francisco, CA) - Today the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) made a significant total compensation package offer to the United Educators of San Francisco (UESF).
The package includes a proposed salary schedule increase of 10 percent over three years to all UESF members. UESF members include teachers, paraprofessionals, counselors, nurses and other certificated staff.
The district’s negotiating team presented this offer to the union’s negotiating team in their bargaining session earlier today. The proposed salary increase would be paid as follows:
- 3% in the 2017-2018 school year based on 184 days
- 4% in the 2018-2019 school year (approximately 1% of this increase is additional pay for additional work in the form of two in-service days added to the school calendar for a total of 186 days)
- 3% in the 2019-2020 school year based on 186 days
In addition to the proposed salary increase - which comes on top of cumulative increases totalling almost 15 percent over the past three years - SFUSD proposes to increase its contribution to dependent health care coverage effective January 1, 2018 (with the assumption that negotiated agreements are ratified in time for implementation).
The district’s offer also will increase its current contribution to dependent care coverage by an additional $600 per year for UESF members who insure one dependent, and by $1,200 per year for employees insuring two or more dependents.
The proposal also includes two additional in-service days in the school calendar, starting in the 2018-2019 school year, dedicated to professional development.
“I am pleased that we have been able to dig deep and offer a significant salary increase, and so much more, to all UESF members,” said Interim Superintendent Myong Leigh.
Given that state revenue increases are slowing, but mandated expenditures are growing (primarily due to increased pension system contributions), SFUSD will need to make significant cuts over the next three years in order to fund this compensation offer.
This choice reflects respect for the role UESF members play, and acknowledges the realities of a national teacher shortage and high housing costs, especially in San Francisco.
Because SFUSD resources are inadequate to fully address such systemic issues, it will continue to partner with city agencies and others to provide other supports to our employees, particularly regarding housing.
Page updated on 04/04/17