Goals for Negotiations
Negotiations began in January 2018. The Great Valley School Board has established the following goals for negotiations:
- Negotiate a contract that allows the district to continue to allocate funds for the preservation and protection of the high-quality programs that are hallmarks of the Great Valley School District and necessary for the district’s continued success. This includes continued emphasis on STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) curriculum, technology advancements, support for the arts, and the possible implementation of a full-day kindergarten program.
- Implement a health care plan that provides fair coverage for employees but also helps to lower its geometric increases in health care premiums to the school district. Great Valley has seen a 46% increase in health care costs over the last three years.
- Remain competitive by offering a compensation package that continues to attract and retain high-quality teachers.
- Provide parameters that maximize employee time and professional development while offering a supportive and collaborative working environment.
(Adopted by the Great Valley Board of School Directors, January 22, 2018)