Washington state K-12 public school district medians Total salary data for full-time teachers from OSPI personnel summary data (S275) School years: 2011-12 and 2016-17 Median salaries Changes in medians Changes rank District 2011–12 [...]
Why can’t the total gross funding to VPS from E2SSB 6362 (legislators response to McCleary) be used for teacher salaries?
Total gross funding to VPS from E2SSB 6362—$46 million per year—includes money designated to special purpose programs. CTE - Career and Technical Education Bilingual education Materials, supplies, operating costs (MSOC) Learning Assistance Program The $46 [...]
No. The VPS and VEA bargaining teams mutually agreed to adjourn their negotiations in late afternoon to enable both teams to prepare for tomorrow’s session. They agreed that bargaining would resume at 8 a.m. Thurs., [...]
VPS has not filed for a court injunction to end the teachers’ strike. The VPS and VEA bargaining teams continue to negotiate in good faith. We are hopeful that a court injunction will not be [...]
By law (RCW 42.30.050), the governing body of a public agency may adjourn any regular or special meeting and reconvene in a different location if the orderly conduct of the meeting is interrupted. Alternatively, the [...]
Under the provisions of ESSSB 6362, all Vancouver Public Schools employees, including the superintendent, are eligible to receive up to a 3.1 percent state cost-of-living adjustment for the 2018-19 school year. Many employees other than [...]
In 2013, a basic, builder-quality shower enclosure and water and drain pipes were added to a bathroom adjacent to the superintendent’s office. The bathroom itself was there prior to 2008, when Dr. Webb was named [...]
No. A bond measure approved by voters in Feb. 2017 is paying for the school construction projects and sports field installations underway in VPS. Bond funds cannot be used for teacher salaries or any other [...]
VPS employees will be provided with health benefits through the month of September 2018 regardless of the strike. If VEA members did not return to work by Sept. 10, 2018, compensation would be suspended. If [...]
No. Under the state’s new funding model, a greater percentage of teachers’ total compensation will be shifted from TRI (additional time, responsibility and incentive pay) into their base salary, but teachers will continue to receive [...]
Yes. In 2018-19, the state will provide VPS with $69,129 to fund each teaching position. However, based on the district’s Aug. 24, 2018, proposal to the Vancouver Education Association, the district will supplement the average [...]
The total cost increase of Vancouver Education Association’s proposal #6 over the 2017-18 contract is $21.7 million. If VPS were to accept this proposal, the district would need to identify and implement approximately $10 million [...]
How does the state-mandated “levy swap” affect teacher salary and benefit costs in Vancouver Public Schools?
In 2017-18, VPS spent $30.2 million on Vancouver Education Association salary and benefits from the local levy and state levy equalization revenue, which is 53 percent of the $56,947,500 in levy/levy equalization revenue provided [...]
No. The Legislature still isn’t meeting the Supreme Court’s McCleary mandate to provide full funding for K-12 schools. A local levy for educational maintenance and operations remains necessary to make up the gap in funding [...]
If VEA leaders were to call for a work stoppage/strike, families would need to be prepared for the following: Back-to-school nights and activities on the days preceding Aug. 29 would be held as scheduled. The [...]
2018-19 2019-20 Total increase in state funding $46,040,224 $51,556,024 (2) Less: Pass-through/restricted-use revenues (1) ($9,690,715) ($15,206,515) (2) Less: Levy and LEA loss, first year of levy swap ($11,959,338) ($11,959,338) Less: Levy and LEA loss, second [...]
Number of extra days required to earn total salary Starting total salary Top total salary La Center tentative agreement for 2018-19 5 $44,406 $84,954** Woodland tentative agreement for 2018-19 7 $46,599 $87,832 Kelso tentative [...]
The table below summarizes recent wage and contract improvements for all VPS employee groups. Group 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 VEA .55% decrease (state legislated) .55% decrease (state legislated) 9% TRI [...]
This year, Washington state legislators developed a budget to meet the requirements of the Supreme Court (McCleary v. State) decision. As a result, the state increased its schools levy rate and will redistribute the money [...]
As determined by the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction and the Washington State Auditor, ending fund balance is composed of three components: 1. Reserved Fund Balance – portion of fund balance legally restricted [...]
The legislature allocated $1 billion of additional money statewide to help districts transition to this new system, but it also reduced the amount of funds districts can collect through local levies next year and beyond. [...]
What amount of state funding is available in 2018-19 for cost-of-living adjustments to staff salaries?
According to the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, the legislature’s funding solution developed in response to the McCleary v. State lawsuit capped staff salary increases at the rate of inflation (Seattle Consumer Price [...]
The true K-3 average class size in VPS is 19:1. Adding the flexible teaching support positions established in most schools lowers the average to 18:1, and adding non-traditional homeroom positions (e.g., P.E., art, dance) further [...]
The district’s budget development process begins each December with the release of the Governor’s budget proposal, which provides a starting point for budget deliberations at the state level. The releases of the Senate and House [...]
Since 2014-15, VPS has added more than 175 teaching and counseling positions, mostly in grades K-3. The increased number of teachers has resulted in a serious shortage of classroom spaces district-wide, a challenge being addressed [...]
If the legislature enacted a full-funding solution in response to the McCleary lawsuit, why are VPS and other districts across the state still concerned about a shortage of funds?
Many districts will lose under the new funding model if they: Employ more experienced, longer-serving teachers who make more money than the average allocation from the state; Lose Local Effort Assistance, or levy equalization, which [...]
How much discretionary funding will VPS receive from the state for 2018-19 as a result of the legislative response to the McCleary v. State lawsuit and Supreme Court rulings?
VPS expects to receive a short-term increase in funding from the state for the 2018-19 school year. In response, the district plans to apply nearly $3.8 million to higher staffing costs for classrooms and schools; [...]