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Saturday, August 30, 2008

A new Ocean City School District Teacher's Contract is in negotiation...

Some facts about the CURRENT CONTRACT:

Currently, Taxpayers fund not only generous automatic negotiated annual Salary increases with NO connection to performance but ADDITIONAL automatic Longevity Increases beginning after 14 years of service and up to a maximum of $8,000 per year.

Why do we still have anything such as an annual longevity increase and no performance connection for among the highest teacher salaries in the State?

Currently, Taxpayers fund FULL Insurance Premiums for Health and Dental for the Employee, or Husband and Wife, or Parents/Child, or Full Family Plan with NO Employee Premium contribution.

Why don't employees contribute fairly to their generous Health and Dental Care benefits like other Ocean City employees?

Currently, Taxpayers fund FULL Dental coverage Premium for PART TIME employees.

Why do we pay for FULL TIME benefit for a PART TIME employee?

Currently Taxpayers fund 10 to 12 sick leave days per year per employee with accumulation of unused sick leave days from year to year "WITH NO MAXIMUM LIMIT" on the number of unused sick days to be paid in lump sum when an employee leave the School System.

Why isn't there a reasonable cap on accumulated sick leave days?

How does this compensation, benefits and perks picture compare with your own personal experience? And this is only the tip of the iceberg! Fairness in Taxes is looking for a Contract that is balanced fairly for the Taxpayers as well as the Employees!

The State of New Jersey caps School District Budget increases, so every extra dollar spent on exaggerated and excessive salary increases, cash benefits, or unnecessary staffing means FEWER direct dollars to our children's other educational needs!

Fairness in Taxes, PO Box 565
Ocean City, NJ 08226

Posted by Pete at 2:33 PM
Edited on: Saturday, August 30, 2008 2:42 PM
Categories: Taxes