Scarsdale teachers have made a pact with the school board on a three-year contract that includes a new payroll contribution to health care and limits salary and step increases.
In the first two years of the contract, there will be no scheduled increase in salary and a freeze on step increases. Instead, teachers will receive a stipend of $1,250 in the first year and $1,750 in the second year. In the third year, there will be a 0.5 percent increase in salary on Sept. 1, 2015 and a 0.5 percent increase on Feb. 1, 2016. Step increases will also be effective in September 2015. There will be no change in the health insurance plan the first year. A 7 percent premium contribution based on the COBRA value of the health plan will be phased in during the second and third years.
Also new is a payment of $10,000 to retiring teachers who give notice of their plans to the superintendent of personnel before Jan. 15 of the year they will retire.
Negotiations between the Scarsdale Teachers Association and the school board began in February to replace the old contract, which went from 2007 to 2013.