Central Services Facility
CIC meets, discusses district issues
The Compact Issues Committee (CIC) met Monday, discussing several major district issues:
Classified incentive policy
The concept of a classified incentive policy, which would expand the current improvement incentive policy for classified personnel (Code 4230), has been approved and changes will next go to the Human Resources Subcommittee. Then, the concept will be given back to CIC and will be reviewed and considered as part of the salary and benefits package at its March meeting. The board will have final approval.
The incentive would include approved continuing education units and transcripted credit.
IF evaluation pilot
The instructional facilitator evaluation pilot will be continued through next year, with a review in January 2011.
CIC discussed changes to the teacher employment document (TED) regarding class size to reflect the current class size models for kindergarten through third grade (17 students to one teacher). The TED would allow a three-week stabilization period at the beginning of each school year and would require the written consent of teachers for exceptions to class size requirements.
CIC has asked the Leader Group to define "academic classes."
Learning resources of TED
CIC recommended the term "instructional materials" in the TED be changed to "learning resources." Doreen McGlade, Natrona County Education Association president, will work on language.
Steve Hopkins, associate superintendent of Business Services, presented CIC with budget projections, as well as the proposed budget development plan and revisions to the budget timeline, which would coordinate district processes to be more efficient and effective. A detailed communication from the superintendent soon will be distributed to staff regarding budget projections.
Compensation and benefits
CIC heard an extensive historical perspective, as well as the current environment for the development of salary structures and how the evolution of pay levels and practices of salaries have developed in the district. It also heard an overview of the benefits package, including a historical look at the group health insurance and challenges that have been evolving over the last decade with insurance. Currently, the district is just shy of being $3 million over on insurance claims.
If you have any questions about Monday's meeting, the CIC process or would like handouts presented at the meeting, contact Carol Glasgow, Compact coordinator, at 253-5392.