Additional Bargaining Update
If you are nearing retirement, I wanted to share two more pieces of information from our negotiations session last Thursday.
First, CUTA and the District plan to continue with the MOU allowing the District to offer an "early tell" retirement incentive. If you provide the District with a letter saying you plan to retire at the end of this school year, you will receive a small bonus.
If you turn your letter in by February 1, they will pay you $1,000. If you submit the letter by March 1, they will pay you $500.
Additionally, I wanted to share the new District contributions to retiree health benefits. Because the retiree premium rates are tiered, there are two different contributions.
For an eligible retiree with a spouse and/or family, the District contribution is $1,454 per month.
For an eligible single retiree, the District contribution is $1,018 per month.
Please refer to the contract, Article 9, available at the link below, for eligibility requirements for retirees.
The link is also a great way for anyone to view our contract at the Chico Unified Teachers Association website. http://www.chicouta.org/contract.html
Thanks for taking the time to stay informed.
Chico Unified Teachers Association
Michelle Bunch serves as Vice President and Public Relations Chair for CUTA.