Hurray! Prop 55 Passed!
Proposition 55, which maintains current tax rates to prevent cuts to education, passed with 62% “Yes” votes.
What does this mean for Bassett Teachers?
In short, besides the general benefits to California education, according to the following section from our latest contract, passage of Proposition 30 (the original proposition from 2012 was renamed to Proposition 55 for 2016) guarantees teachers will receive at least a 2% off schedule bonus. Negotiations will determine whether it will be more than that, and/or on schedule. These negotiations are yet to be scheduled.
From the Latest Contract:
“The District is prepared to offer two percent, on schedule, retroactive to July 1, 2015.
The District is prepared to offer two percent one-time, off schedule, for the 2016/2017
school year, payable at the close of the 2016/2017 school year.
The District is prepared to re-open Article XVI Salaries and Article XVII Employee Benefits in the 2016/2017 school year pending the passage of Proposition 30, with the possibility of making the 2% off schedule bonus on schedule.”