Pasadena Unified Tentatively Agrees to Salary Increases for School Administrative Staff and Career and Technical Education Teachers

Published : Friday, March 25, 2016 | 5:35 PM

The Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) is pleased to announce the Board of Education’s tentative offer for salary increases to members of the Association of Pasadena School Administrators (APSA) and Career and Technical Education Teachers.

The tentative offer to APSA members calls for a 3% salary increase for all members retroactive to July 1, 2015 and ongoing. APSA members are part of a meet and confer group. The district employs 180 APSA members who are largely employed as principals, assistant principals, secretaries, office managers, clinical social workers, and administrators at school sites and the District’s Educational Center. This salary increase does not apply to PUSD’s Executive Leadership Team.

The tentative offer for Career and Technical Education Teachers calls for a 3% salary increase for 24 teachers within the district retroactive to July 1, 2015, and a 2% salary increase effective July 2016 for the next school year. This will result in an ongoing 5% salary increase effective July 2016. Career and Technical Education Teachers are a non-bargaining group.

Both groups last received a 3% salary increase in 2014. These offers come after a comprehensive review of the district’s budget.

“Fiscal responsibility means aligning resources to meet both personnel needs and student needs. PUSD is committed to providing a salary raise to each employee; however, the raises must be in line with revenue projections so that classroom objectives are also achieved,” said Board of Education President Dr. Elizabeth Pomeroy.

The district will conduct the first public reading of the tentative offers at a Special Meeting of the Board on April 14, 2016. The second and final public reading will occur at the regularly scheduled Board meeting on April 28, 2016. APSA members and Career and Technical Education Teachers are expected to receive retroactive paychecks in June of 2016.

Superintendent Brian McDonald commented, “The first priority of Pasadena Unified Schools is to provide a world class education for every child in Pasadena. All levels of the PUSD team are continuously working to improve the quality of education that we provide to the families and children we serve. The dedication and hard work of our staff is evidenced in the success of our students, world class partnerships, and growing support of the communities served by PUSD. We believe these salary increases recognize the many contributions our staff makes towards achieving the goals of our graduate profile.”

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