School talks in Clinton to continue in January
Offers in the contract talks for the 2007-2008 and 2008-2009 school years include:
-- The teachersí unionís most recent offer is for a 4.5 percent total package increase this year and a 4.4 percent increase next year. The offer includes a change in plans within the districtís Wisconsin Education Association Council insurance coverage.
-- The district has made two offers. One includes a 4 percent total package increase for both school years and the same insurance plan change. The second is a 4.2 percent increase both years with a change in retirement health insurance benefits for new teachers.
Currently, when a Clinton teacher retires at age 57, the district pays for eight years of health insurance at a capped rate, district Business Administrator Kathy Zwirgzdas said.
In an attempt to curb retirement benefit costs, the district would like to offer a $2,000 annual payment into an HRA for new hires, Zwirgzdas said.