Escondido High School Teachers To Vote On Contract Proposal, Including Health Benefits
Escondido Secondary Teachers Association members on Monday will vote on a contract proposal from the Escondido Union High School District that would give them a one-time $1,000 bonus to help cover the cost of health benefits, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports. The proposal, which was presented to the teachers at a special meeting on Wednesday, follows the teachers' rejection of a previous proposal and "months of wrangling" in negotiations, according to the Union-Tribune. Under the most recent proposal, teachers' health benefits would be fully funded through Dec. 31, with school district contributions to health benefits capped at $8,344 next year and capped at either $9,200 or the value of full HMO coverage -- whichever is greater -- for 2004-2005. The proposal also includes a 1% salary increase, cost-of-living increases and a class-size increase from 30 students per teacher to as many as 32 students per teacher in the 2005-2006 school year (Gonzalez, San Diego Union-Tribune, 10/16).This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.