CLEARFIELD – Calling it a “fair compromise” for both the school district and educators, leaders of the Clearfield Area School District and the Clearfield Education Association (CEA-PSEA) have announced the settlement of a new four-year agreement.
The new pact is retroactive to July 1, 2019 and will continue through June 30, 2023, according to a press release provided Wednesday afternoon by CASD Superintendent Terry Struble.
The negotiations teams from the Clearfield Area School Board and the CEA started formal bargaining sessions on the new agreement in January of 2019.
Both sides agreed that the new contract allows the school district and its 182 teachers to continue moving forward to ensure that every student receives a quality education, according to the release.
Highlights of the agreement include:
- an extension of the teacher work day.
- an increase in employee contributions toward certain medical benefits.
- increases in severance payments toward sick days to help avoid the need for substitutes.
- contract language changes to improve professional collaboration time, student supervision and consistency in the classroom.
- an overall salary increase that’s inclusive of step movement of 2.95 percent.