Re: [wccusdtalk] Re: West County Times article re budgets
- I have some wonderfully thick documents explaining benefit comparisons in the district. Actually WCCUSD looks average. I haven't had much time to delve into them too deeply but would be willing to share the information. I'll see if I can make copies of pertinent pages before the Saturday, July 12th meeting. My eldest son is playing baseball at this time on his all-star team. I cannot make commitments at this time until his schedule flushes out, but I will make an effort to get these copies to Kevin or Lori if I cannot attend.
Francie <fdkunaniec@...> wrote:
Mt. Diablo adopted their 03-04 budget last week. The actual numbers
are $235,926,234 in expenditures and $231,957,510 in revenue
(http://www.mdusd.k12.ca.us/fiscal/). These are general fund numbers
only, not categorical.
One of the differences in WCCUSD and other districts is the benefits
schedule and the benefits cost to whoever pays (district or employee)
is rising dramatically. In our case, the costs are paid soley by the
The added health benefits costs paid by WCCUSD, that other districts
are not responsible for, is part of the differential in cuts.
Additionally, it looks from Mt. Diablo's numbers that they are taking
a $3m shortfall, which WCCUSD isn't taking.
One of our local newspapers ran a comparison of East Bay school
districts' benefits plans several years ago and I sure wish I kept it.
Pleasanton is the district I remember - they pay higher salaries and
no benefits at all. According to the Mt. Diablo current union
contract, that district pays $192 per year for medical plus full
dental and full family vision. There is no one available at their
union office this summer to confirm these numbers - I pulled them
directly out of their contract
Acalanes contract calls for that district to pay for $535 per year for
active members and $210 per year for retirees. We pay full cost for
On one of the charts WCCUSD has posted, the classroom teachers
salaries for a given period are listed at $102.9 million and the
benefits for that same period are $26.7 million. That gives you an
easy ballpark figure to use. Whatever you pay a teacher, add another
25% for benefits.
All teachers are required to join UTR and UTR requires all members to
accept benefits, there's no opting out if a spouse has a better plan.
If a teacher doesn't take the medical benefits, he/she is given $75
per month in additional pay. Dental and vision coverage are required,
whether or not you need the insurance.
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