October 19, 2018

Region 4 School Board Approves Contracts for Secretaries and School Nurses

REGION 4— The Region 4 Board of Education has approved a new three-year contract for secretaries and school nurses working at Valley Regional High School and John Winthrop Middle School.

The contract with Local 13030-419 of the American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Council 4 is retroactive to July 1, 2010. It covers eight secretaries and two nurses working at the two schools. The agreement provides a one percent wage increase in the current year that is retroactive to last July, a 1.5 percent pay increase in 2011-2012, and a 2.5 percent wage increase in 2012-2013.

The agreement also calls for a small increase in the employee share of annual health insurance premium costs. Employees currently pay 13 percent of annual premium costs, and amount that will increase to 14 percent in July, and 15 percent in July 2012.

In a related development, the Supervision District Board of Education, comprised of elected members of the Region 4 and Chester, Deep River, and Essex school boards, has approved a new three year contract for cafeteria workers at the high school, middle school, and the three elementary schools in each town. The 19 cafeteria personnel are represented by AFSCME Council 4 Local 13-3-098.

The contract includes a 0.5 percent wage increase that is retroactive to July 1, 2010, a one percent wage increase for 2011-2012, and a 1.5 percent wage increase for 2012-2013. As with the agreement with school secretaries and nurses, the employee share of annual health insurance premium costs will increase from the current 13 percent to 14 percent in July, and 15 percent on July 1, 2012.

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