FAIRFIELD — A Travis School District board vote to boost management pay by 5.1 percent has destroyed employees trust, the president of the teacher union says.
Jeanette Wylie said in a press release that the May 13 board vote departs from a long-standing “Me, too” policy of equal increases for all employee groups. A new “Me, only” policy is in place, Wylie said.
The first salary increase since 2006 provides a 3.5 percent increase effective July 1 for teachers, bus drivers, secretaries, custodians and other employees, the union president said.
The 5.1 percent increase for management was not placed on the board’s agenda in April and “will benefit only a small, select group of employees,” Wylie said.
“After five years of pay cuts, teachers and all other employees deserve to be treated fairly and equally,” the teachers union president said. “To increase funding for management before total restoration and reduction of class sizes have been achieved is wrong, wrong, wrong.”
School board president Ivery Hood and Superintendent Kate Wren Gavlak could not be reached for comment Tuesday about Wylie’s statements.
Wylie urged the public to attend the Travis school board’s next meeting at 6 p.m. June 10 at the Travis Education Center, 2775 DeRonde Drive, Fairfield.
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