The following is a message released by the Irvington School District:
Administrators and District Agree to New Contract
School Officials and the Administrators Association have reached an Agreement on a new contract for the Irvington Administrators' Association. The previous contract had expired on June 30, 2009.
Highlights of the Agreement, including salary adjustments for administrators, follow:
- 2009-10 Salary Freeze
- 2010-11 Salary Freeze 2011-12 Salary Freeze
- 2012-13 1% Salary Increase
- 2013-14 1.5% Salary Increase
- 2014-15 1.5% Salary Increase
- 2015-16 1.5% Salary Increase
The salary structure for administrators does not include any step increases.
The administrators also agreed to increase health insurance contributions. contribute 10% toward health insurance premiums. Beginning next year such contribution will increase to 15% and by the 2015-16 school year the contribution will rise to 20%. All administrators employed in the future will be required to contribute toward health insurance premiums into retirement.
The Agreement also incorporates commitments to fulfill the New York State administrator evaluation requirement (APPR), including a defined evaluation appeals process, prior to July 1, 2012.
Board President John Dawson commented that he was pleased with the agreement and commended the Association leaders and District Administrators for working toward the agreement, an Agreement that recognized the current fiscal climate. He added that it is especially noteworthy that with this Agreement, now all Union contracts have been settled - four contracts in one school year.
Currently the administratorsDr. Scott Mosenthal, President of the Association said "the administrative unit is pleased to have come to closure after several years of no contract and frozen salaries. I think it's a fair settlement for both sides, and I would like to thank Dr. Roelle for his role in the negotiations since he arrived last fall."
The Administrators ratified the Agreement with a unanimous vote. It is anticipated that the Board of EducationwillratifytheAgreementonApril24,2012atitsspecialmeeting. The MOA will beposted onthe District website after the Board ratifies the agreement by 4 p.m. on April 25,2012.
For further information, contact:
Dr. Robert J. Roelle, Superintendent 914-591-8501
Irvington Administrators and District Officials Resolve Complaint:
Also, district officials and representatives of the Irvington Administrators' Association have announced that they have reached a settlement in regard to the improper practice charge that the Association filed with the Public Employees Relations Board (PERB) against the District.
The charge before PERB concerned merit pay. The Association believed that its members were due merit pay for each of the school years: 2009-10, 2010-11 and 2011-12. If the administrators had prevailed at PERB, they believe their members would have been entitled to approximately $20,000 each. Such sum would have been added to the salary schedule.
The parties agreed to settle the PERB complaint, and thereby avoid a hearing before PERB. The settlement is in the form of a side letter to the contract. The settlement provides that eligible administrators will receive a payment of $6,000 to be paid during the current school year, and a one-time $1,000 payment during the 2012-13 school year.
Both Association President, Dr. Scott Mosenthal and Interim Superintendent Dr. Robert Roelle expressed pleasure that the matter could be resolved without a PERB hearing and ruling, and thereby avoid legal fees for the District. Dr. Mosenthal added that the Association members were agreeable to the settlement out of respect for the fiscal challenges facing the District.