The Plymouth Community School Corporation conducted a public meeting on the Tentative Agreement between the school corporation and the Plymouth Educational Association Tuesday, October 25th at 6 p.m.
The entire meeting, including the Pledge of Allegiance, opening, and request for comments and questions lasted less than 2 minutes.
School Superintendent Mitch Mawhorter and PEA President Laura Kruyer attended the meeting to answer any questions. Only a couple of people attended the meeting and had no questions or comments. With nothing further to discuss the Superintendent closed the meeting.
The Tentative Agreement is for the 2022-2023 school year. The compensation model has a salary range for returning teachers from $40,000 to $71,848 and after the teacher contact ratification, the salary range will be $46,000 to $74,848. Once teachers reach $74,848 as their base salary, they will no longer receive a base salary increase but will be eligible for a stipend equivalent to any base salary increases all other teachers receive.
The contract states that a teacher who receives an evaluation rating of ineffective or improvement necessary in the prior school year is not eligible for any salary increase unless that teacher is in their first two full years of instructing students. It also requires a teacher to work at least 120 days to qualify for the base salary increase. Teachers who receive an evaluation rating of effective or highly effective will receive a $3,000 increase in their base salary. If the corporation hires a retired teacher, their pay shall be up to, but not more than $51,000 per year.
PCSC teachers shall have ten days of sick leave during their first year of employment by the School Corporation and eight days of sick leave each year after. A teacher may accumulate a total of not more than one hundred ninety (190) days of unused sick leave at the end of their contract year.
The contract dates are July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2023. The Plymouth Community School Board is expected to Ratify the contract at their next meeting on Tuesday, November 2nd at 7 p.m.