FSD Negotiation Updates Newsletter

School Board Ratifies Contract with Ferndale Education Association

Release Date: September 13, 2010

Ferndale School Board met in special session this morning, September 13, and ratified the contract between the District and Ferndale Education Association. The contract is for the period September 1, 2010, through August 31, 2013.

District and FEA Reach Agreement on Contract

Release Date: September 11, 2010; 3:59 p.m.

At the midnight hour, literally, on Friday, September 10, District and Ferndale Education (FEA) Association negotiating team members reached a tentative three-year agreement.

District and FEA Negotiations Continue Today

Release Date: September 10, 2010; 9:12 a.m.

District and Ferndale Education Association mediation continues today, September 10, beginning at 9:30 a.m.

Both mediation teams are working hard to resolve the issues with yesterday's session ending this morning at 1:30 a.m. They will continue to work diligently to reach a solution and get students back in the classroom.

No School Friday, September 10

Release Date: September 9, 2010 2:32 pm

There will be no school on Friday, September 10. Please continue to monitor the district website or call the district hotline at 360-383-9888 for continued updates.

Daily updates and all call phone messages to parents will be placed between the hours of 12:00-6:00 p.m.

Athletic teams' practices and games will be held as previously scheduled.

Summary of Remaining Negotiation Issues - 9-08-2010

 
Dated: 9.7.10

Summary of Remaining Negotiation Issues
Ferndale School District (FSD) - Ferndale Education Association (Teachers' union)

Click here for current FSD and FEA Collective Bargaining Agreement

Compensation
Compensation includes placement on the state salary schedule and Professional Responsibility Stipend (PRS). PRS is the District contribution to teacher salary and is a percentage of the salary schedule base.

Current Contract - Staff Professional Responsibility Stipend at 15%

FSD Proposal
2010/11 - Staff Professional Responsibility Stipend increased to 15.65% 2011/12 - Staff Professional Responsibility Stipend maintained at 16.15% 2012/13 - Staff Professional Responsibility Stipend increased to 19.65%

FEA Proposal
2010/11 - Staff Professional Responsibility Stipend increased to 16%
2011/12 - Staff Professional Responsibility Stipend maintained at 17%
2012/13 - Staff Professional Responsibility Stipend increased to 19.65%

 

Health Care Authority (HCA)
State of Washington provides $768.00 per employee per month for health care coverage. State removes $62.48 per month to subsidize the health care costs of retirees. This $62.48 per month is the Health Care Authority or HCA.

Current Contract - District contributes $0.00 per month

FSD/FEA Proposals: FSD and FEA agreed to the following for HCA on 9.6.10: For 2010/11 school year, the District contribution to be $15.00 per month. For 2011/12 school year, District contribution increases to $30.00 per month. Increases to 100% of HCA, not to exceed $75.00 per month, for 2012/13 school year.

District and FEA Negotiations Session Scheduled for Thursday

Release: September 8, 2010; 4:00 p.m.

District and FEA Negotiations will continue in a scheduled meeting on Thursday, September 9, 2010, at 1:30 p.m.

Negotiations Documents

Below are documents related to the ongoing FSD-FEA Negotiations. Please check back regularly for updates.

Ferndale Education Association Votes to Strike--No Non-Athletic Activities Today; No School September 8

Release Date: September 7, 2010 11:28 a.m.

The District and Ferndale Education Association have been negotiating a contract since April. They completed a mediation on Monday, September 6. No agreement was reached. This morning, September 7, Ferndale Education Association took a vote of their membership and voted to strike.

All school activities for today (i.e. meet the teacher events) have been canceled. There will be no school and no non-athletic activities afterschool beginning tomorrow, September 8. Athletic activities will be held as scheduled.

FSD Negotiation Contact Page

FEA Negotiations Hotline (Announcement Only)
360.383.9888

Questions or Comments?
Email the FSD Negotiations Team at negotiations@fsd.k12.wa.us

Update on Contract Negotiations Between the District and FEA

Release Date: September 3, 2010

The District and Ferndale Education Association will continue contract negotiations on Monday, September 6, 2010.

For more information:
Elvis Dellinger, Assistant Superintendent, 360.383.9206
Tammy Bengen, Public Information Officer, 383.9207

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