Document 1: Salary Schedule from Collective Bargaining Agreement for School District 99
Teachers are placed on a lane and step combination with regards to their educational attainment (Bachelors BA or
Masters MA degrees with additional hours of coursework). Each step represents one year of teaching experience in the
school district. The Step 1 Index is a multiple; the 1.16 Step 1 Index for Lane V (MA degree) means that the Lane V, Step 1
salary is 1.16 times greater than the Lane I, Step 1 salary. The Step Percent indicates the percentage increase in salary
found by staying within a lane but moving ahead (down) one step.
SALARY SCHEDULE 2013-2014 & 2014-2015
|Step 1 Index||1.00||1.03||1.06||1.09||1.16||1.19||1.22||1.25||1.26|
Document 2: Proposal for Changes to Salary Schedule by Board of Education of School District 99
In light of challenging economic times, we propose that for the first year of the next contract, the Lane I, Step 1 salary
increase by three-quarters of the current Consumer Price Index (CPI) as a measure of the changing cost of living
in our area. We also propose that no step advancement be allowed in the first year of the next collective bargaining
agreement, with step advancement being permitted as usual in the second year of the agreement. In the second year of
the contract, we would suggest no increase to Lane I, Step 1. These steps should help balance our budget and maintain
Document 3: Proposal for Changes to Salary Schedule by Teachers Union of School District 99
To attract and retain the best educators, instead of losing them to competitive neighboring districts, we recommend a
3% increase to the Lane I, Step 1 salary in each of the next two years. The current CPI of 1.2% is not a good metric of the
actual increase in costs for most teachers, including skyrocketing health insurance costs. Steps must be granted every
year. Furthermore, we believe that each lane should have one step added, to avoid dozens of teachers “maxing out” their
incomes until lane transfers become available.
Consider each of the following statements. Does the information in the three sources support the inference as stated?
Under the Board of Education’s proposal, the new Lane I, Step 1 salary during the first year of the new agreement would be about $1,000 lower than under the Teachers Union’s proposal.
Under the Board of Education’s proposal, a teacher currently on Lane V, Step 6 would be earning at least $65,000 during the second year of the next collective bargaining agreement.
A teacher currently on Lane VIII, Step 14 would be earning over $100,000 after two years of the next contract with the Teachers Union proposal.