Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Press Release - March 18, 2009

  • Board offers Administrators same salary and benefits package proposed for teachers
  • Proposal would save taxpayers over $250,000 next year
Beginning in February 2009, the Neshaminy Board of School Directors has held meet-and-discuss dialogues with the Neshaminy School District Administrators Association (NSDAA). The goal of these talks is to reach agreement on a new contract for non-Cabinet administrative staff to replace the current one that will expire on June 30, 2009.
The Board’s current offer to the NSDAA regarding salary and health benefits essentially mirrors what has been offered to the Neshaminy Federation of Teachers. In particular, the Board is offering a three-year contract with the following salary and health benefit provisions:
  • Change in medical plan from Blue Cross PC15 to less expensive PC 20/30/70
  • Change in drug plan from Rx 5/20 with single source exceptions to less expensive Rx 5/30 without single source
  • Continued option for Keystone HMO
  • Employee contribution to medical and drug premiums of 15%, 16% and 17% over three years
  • Reduction of benefit package opt-out sharing from 37% to 25%
  • 3% salary increase
With these provisions, the District would save over $250,000 next year compared to a simple renewal of the current contract.
The proposal also calls for:
  • Elimination of retirement incentive program (cash payment and benefits package)
  • Elimination of longevity payments (grandfathered for those already receiving payments)
The Board hopes to finalize an agreement with the NSDAA in the near future.

For further information, contact Board President Ritchie Webb at: OR 215-945-9322