WCSD and WEA have reached a tentative two-year collective bargaining agreement, resulting in a 20% Cost Of Living Adjustment over two years.
WCSD and WEA Reach Tentative Deal for Educator Compensation
After negotiations, WCSD and WEA have reached a two-year collective bargaining agreement that will provide a 20% Cost Of Living Adjustment for educators. The agreement includes a 14% increase in the first year, with an additional 4% match for eligible employees. In the second year, educators will receive an additional 2% cost of living adjustment. The agreement also includes a one-time $5,000 bonus for certain hard-to-fill positions. The agreement will now go to WEA members for ratification and then to the Board of Trustees for final approval.
Commitment to Educator Compensation
The WCSD and WEA are committed to compensating educators for their professionalism and expertise. The 20% Cost Of Living Adjustment over two years reflects their dedication and hard work. The agreement was made possible by increased state funding for schools and certain cost shifts identified by the district. While acknowledging that it cannot make up for decades of underfunding in a single contract, the agreement represents a significant step forward in addressing the compensation needs of educators.
Recognition of Valued Professionals
The tentative agreement between WCSD and WEA recognizes the value of educators in the Washoe County School District. The agreement not only provides a significant increase in compensation but also includes a one-time signing and/or retention bonus for certain hard-to-fill positions. This recognition of the dedication and expertise of educators is an important step in attracting and retaining high-quality professionals in the district.
In summary, the tentative agreement between WCSD and WEA marks a significant milestone in addressing educator compensation. The agreement reflects the commitment of both parties to recognizing the value of educators and providing them with fair and competitive compensation. With the agreement now going to WEA members for ratification and the Board of Trustees for final approval, it is expected to be a positive step forward for educators in the Washoe County School District.