After securing a new three-year deal with its teachers union to avoid a possible work stoppage last month, the Gilroy Unified School District Board of Trustee approved new contracts with its management and confidential employees as well as its classified staff.
The new contracts approved Oct. 18 included 2 percent salary increases retroactive to Jan. 1, 2018, an additional 2 percent pay hike effective Jan. 1, 2019 and an increase to the district’s medical contributions effective Jan. 1, 2020, according to contract details.
“The proposed salary increases to management and confidential employees is aligned with the increases to GTA (Gilroy Teachers Association) and tentative agreement with CSEA (California School Employees Association) for the years 2017-18, 2018-19 and 2019-2020 fiscal years,” according to the Oct. 18 agenda.
With those increases, Superintendent Deborah Flores’ base salary jumps to $221,519 retroactive to July 1, 2017; $225,949 effective Jan. 1, 2018; and $230,468 effective Jan. 1 2019, according to the board resolution.
Assistant Superintendent of Business Services Alvaro Mesa’s salary increases to $191,037 retroactive to July 1, 2017; $194,858 effective Jan. 1 2018; and $198,755 effective Jan. 1, 2019, according to the board’s Oct. 18 resolution.
Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources Paul Winslow’s salary jumps to $165,368 retroactive to July 1, 2017; $168,675 effective Jan. 1, 2018; and $172,049 effective Jan. 1, 2019, according to the Oct. 18 resolution.
The new pay structure for the management and confidential employees has a financial impact of $86,783 for 2017-18; $264,254 for 2018-19; and $379,320 for 2019-20.
At the same Oct. 18 meeting, the board and district leadership discussed a preliminary list of future budget cuts.