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Tentative Agreement for Teacher Contract
Bryan Rausch
Monday, October 21, 2019


Collective Bargaining Teachers Contract #2

This proposal is made at 3:15 P.M. on Wednesday, October 16, 2019. All items listed in the proposal must be agreed upon and may not be considered in part.

 Retention Catch-up: 

A teacher employed by Liberty-Perry Community Schools in the 2018-19 school year, who returns in the 2019-20 school year and whose base pay for the 2019-20 school year is less than the base pay for a new teacher with equivalent experience under Appendix A for the 2019-20 school year, will receive the base pay under Appendix A for a teacher with equivalent experience.

 In order for a teacher to move from a bachelors lane to a masters lane on Appendix A the teacher must have earned a masters in a content area directly related to the subject matter of:

  1. Dual Credit Course or;

  2. Another course

Taught by the teacher. In addition, a supplemental payment may be made to an elementary teacher who earns a master’s degree in math or reading and literacy.

 The above retention catch-up is illustrated with the following example:

Teacher A has taught at LPS for 16 years and has earned a master degree. His/her current salary is $49,860. If he/she were to be newly hired he/she would have a salary of $51,625. Teacher A will have a new salary of $51,625.



  • $1000 stipend to teachers that do not receive any retention catch-up money

  • $500 stipend to teachers that receive retention catch-up pay of $1-$500

  • $250 stipend to teacher that receive retention catch up pay of $501-$1000

 ECA Additions

Math Bowl  $769.17

Robotics     $769.17

Boys Tennis Coach $2120.85

Girls Tennis Coach $2120.85

Musical Art Director $233.03

 * A 2% increase to the ECA Schedule (Includes Additional ECA positions)

* Raise the Insurance Benefit for a family plan by $884 to $12,235.10.

 * The lump sum of money distributed through the compensation plan for the   2019-20 school year $140,000

 * Increase Appendix A by the same amount as a full time teachers base pay increase.

 * Change the exclusive retirement vendor to Edward Jones.

 Wage Related Benefits (REMOVE C and D)

C. For a teacher to qualify for severance benefits, the Board shall be notified in writing by July 1 prior to the desired school year of retirement of the teacher’s intent to leave employment. For a teacher to qualify for severance benefits, the Board shall be notified a second time in writing by December 31 of the desired school year of retirement of the teachers decision to retire at the end of he school year.

D. The board may accept a letter from the teacher to rescind the intent to leave employment.

 Insurance Benefit (REMOVE 1 and 2) 

 1.All teacher retired prior to the 2002-2003 school year shall receive a single policy paid by the corporation minus one dollar, paid by the retiree, until such retiree becomes eligible for Medicare benefits.

  1. All teachers retiring after the 2002-03 school year shall contribute $450 per year towards the cost of a single policy from the date of early retirement until they become eligible for Medicare benefits. This amount will not increase for these retirees. 


B. Other

(REMOVE) For Teachers (1) whose continuous employment with the School Corporation began before October 1, 1987, and (2) are not enrolled in the School Corporation group medical insurance plan, the School Corporation will contribute up to $450 per year toward the premiums of other insurance offered by the School Corporation.


(REMOVE) For teachers who do not receive the $450 per year contribution toward insurance premiums other than the Corporations group health insurance plan the School Corporation will pay the premiums for each eligible teacher long term disability income protection insurance plan equal to tor greater in benefits than the group lone term disability income protection insurance plan with the School Corporation made available to those teachers to purchase with their $450 contribution during the 1986-87 school year beginning with the 1988-89 contracted year.

Updated language

If married teachers are both employed in the system, each teacher may receive up to the total cost of a single policy less One Dollar ($1.00) or $10,709.10 (CHANGE) $11,051 per teacher toward any of the available insurance plans.

(REMOVE) In the event two married teachers with no dependents are both employed in the system and insurance rates provide the School Corporation a cost savings by allowing the purchase of two singles less One Dollar ($1.00), but, not to exceed $5,267.74 per policy rather than a single + spouse plan not to exceed $10,709.10 per teacher toward a single + spouse policy , the school corporation will be authorized to select the least expensive option. The policy year will run from July to June 30.

.14 (UPDATE) Each teacher that has allowable mileage will submit a documented claim form, as per State Board of Accounts, to the Superintendent each semester month. Such documented claim forms must be submitted to the central office within 60 15 days following the trip or the teacher will relinquish mileage pay for the preceding month semester.