Elk Grove Teachers Resist Cap on Health Care Benefits
The Elk Grove Education Association has rejected the school district's proposal to cap the district's contributions to teachers' health care premiums at the 2010 level and end an annual bonus that is paid from state lottery funds. Under the proposal, the district would cap its spending on medical premiums at $60 million, and Elk Grove Unified employees would have to pay $40 per month for individual coverage, $80 for a couple and $120 for a family. The district, which has been in contract negotiations with the teachers' union since February, said the proposal would help close a projected $34 million budget deficit in the next school year.
- "Elk Grove Teachers Union Opposes Proposed Cap on Health Benefits" (Lambert, Sacramento Bee, 11/14).