What Has Been Achieved So Far
Increase in BUSD Contribution to Benefits
BUSD has agreed to share half of any health benefits cost increases for the 2020 and 2021 plan years.
True Personal Leave Days
BFT members will be able to use up to four days of their earned sick leave per year without giving any reason to administrators.
Improved Academic Calendar Starting in 2020-2021
School will begin and end a week earlier and the first semester will end before winter break beginning in 2020-2021.
Elimination of the Step 12 Salary “Freeze”
Teachers who come to Berkeley with prior service in another district will no longer have their salary frozen at Step 12. Teachers who are currently in the “freeze” will move forward at least one year in 2019-2020.
Increased Credit for Prior Service in Other Districts
Credit for prior service granted to newly hired teachers will gradually increase from 12 to 17 years.
Increased Compensation for Behavior Analysts
Behavior Analysts will be paid more to recognize their specialized training.
Increased Opportunities for Alternative Evaluations
Permanent status BFT members will have the right to participate in Alternative Evaluations in consecutive evaluation cycles.
National Board Certification Stipend and Fees for School Psychologists
National Board certified School Psychologists will be eligible for an annual stipend and to have their certification fees paid by BUSD.