The Parkrose teachers’ union has released details of the contract it struck with the district ten days ago.
Parkrose teachers would give up 21 work days over three years. A summary posted to the union’s Facebook page says that individual teachers could lose up to $600 per month from eight furlough days this year.
Union officials say if finances improve, days could be restored in the 2013-14 school year.
Eligible teachers would get experience-based “step” increases this year, but the deal calls for teachers to re-pay some of that in upcoming years.
The union says the financial concessions saved some teaching positions, but didn’t avoid layoffs entirely – like the deal in Gresham-Barlow is said to do.
The Parkrose Faculty Association says it got a number of non-financial improvements it wanted. For instance, the deal limits how much time teachers can be required to spend in meetings, and it compensates teachers for some of their planning and grading time.
The Parkrose Faculty Association has scheduled a vote on the deal for this Thursday.