|Update from MVSD Regarding Negotiations with MVTA
June 13, 2023
Good afternoon Mill Valley Families,
We are pleased to announce that Mill Valley School District and Mill Valley Teachers Association have collaboratively reached a tentative agreement.
MVSD and MVTA have agreed to the following terms for the 2023-2024 and the 2024-2025 school years:
10% salary increase for the 2023-2024 school year, effective July 1st, 2023.
4% salary increase for the 2024-2025 school year, effective July 1st, 2024.
Hourly pay rate has increased from $45/hour to $55/hour.
Increased stipends for various positions to support student learning programs to enrich educational offerings, including TK-8 teacher leaders and Middle School WEB coordinators.
Stipends for Doctorate degrees and National Board Certification increased by $500/year to $1,500/year.
Increase years of service honored for new hires from 15 to 20 years, phased in on a gradual basis, by the 2027-28 school year.
Credit for up to 5 years of relevant service outside of public school for nurses, counselors, including speech and language pathologists.
Release time for TK-5 grade teachers to administer one-on-one student assessments.
Codifying current levels of planning and preparation time of 200 minutes for elementary and two planning and preparation periods for middle school unit members.
Maintaining current levels of instructional aide support at all grade levels.
Increased compensation and instructional aide support should class sizes exceed a certain level for classes TK-8.
MVTA members have ratified the tentative agreement. The next steps include incorporating new language into the contract, submitting the tentative agreement to the Marin County Office of Education for approval as required by law, and approval by the Mill Valley School District Board of Trustees. It is anticipated that Board consideration will take place at a Special Board meeting on June 23, 2023.
Both parties are pleased to have reached this agreement, and we recognize and appreciate the hard work of both negotiating teams. In addition, both parties recognize the benefits of having this process completed before the end of the school year.
Once again, a hearty thanks to the bargaining team members:
Erin Frazier Michele Crncich Hodge
MVTA President MVSD Board President