On the pay scale on pages 48 to 50 what do the B+15 B+30 etc symbols stand for?
Also....I am doing the math here. I thought we approved a 3.5% increase per year for the next three years. I'm only showing that from 08 to 09 it was about a 2.2% increase? Where did that other 1.3% go?
Actually, the B+15, B+30, M+15, etc stands for Bachelors (B) or Masters (M) + a number of credits. That addresses folks who may have a Bachelors degree (or Masters) and have taken additional course work - but not specifically geared to getting a degree. Some people (my wife was one) took specific and targeted courses but did not want to be restricted to a Masters or Doctoral track. For example, typically as Masters degree is 30 credits but they must be specific courses.
I will have to look up the tables and do the math. I am not sure about year 1 (2008-2009) - but - as I recall, the issue in future years is that this was a 'split' raise and there was a pay raise in September and another one on day 92. I had done a spreadsheet at the time showing that the impact over the three years was actually greater this way. The total pay on the W2 turns out to be about the same - but - the annual salary winds up being higher. This is all setting up for an interesting problem for the next negotiation and does have an impact on retirement.
You should also remember that a specific individual would also see much more of an increase. With the exception of teachers at the top step, they not only get the year to year increase, but also move to the next step. So a 1st year teacher would have started year 1 at 37,345 - but they would not start year two at 38,092 (2%) but as a 2nd year teacher at 40,990 (9.76%).
Those at the top step would instead get the longevity bonus from pages 29/30 of the document.