Negotiations Proposal


October 8, 2020
TO: SOSCA Negations Committee
FM: KCSOS Negotiations Team
SUBJECT: Proposal for the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the Kern County Superintendent of Schools and the Superintendent of Schools Classified Association for the 2020-2021 School Year
The Kern County Superintendent of Schools (“County Superintendent”) makes the following Proposal to the Superintendent of Schools Classified Association for the 20202021 School year. The County Superintendent’s proposal is as follows:
Article IV (Employee Compensation Package) – The County Superintendent proposes effective July 1, 2020 the 2019-2020 Classified Salary Schedules will be increased by one-half percent. The hourly rates shown on the Classified Salary Schedules shall be no less than minimum wage in effect on January 1, 2021.
For the 2020-2021 benefit year, the County Superintendent agrees to increase its Health & Welfare benefit contribution to $1,390.65 per month toward the cost of the employee insurance benefits package for full-time employees.
Article VI (Leaves of Absence) – The County Superintendent proposes the following change: Bereavement Leave: Three days with pay (or five days if travel more than 300 miles one way or out-of-state is required) due to the death of a member of the employee’s immediate family (Education Code Section 45194). Upon request of an employee, the Administrator of Human Resources or designee may grant leave under this section for a relative other than a member of the immediate family as defined on a case-by-case basis. Any grant of leave shall not establish a precedent with regard to any other employee request. Immediate family member shall include a legal guardian of the employee. Article IX (Vacations) – The County Superintendent proposes the following change: 5. An employee may carry over a maximum of 10 days to the succeeding year on September 1 of each year. An employee who has more than 10 vacation days as of July 1 shall be scheduled off work at the discretion of the immediate supervisor in order to bring the balance to 10 days by September 1 of that year.

Other Matters –

Professional Appearance Standards Policy SP 4262 shall be revised to allow Business casual attire, as defined in the Professional Appearance Standards, every Friday for school site based staff.

All provisions of the present Collective Bargaining Agreement not addressed in the course of negotiations are to remain unchanged.


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