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TENTATIVE AGREEMENT FAQ
IS THE RAISE THIS YEAR RETROACTIVE AND WHEN WOULD I SEE THE MONEY?
Yes, the 3% raise will be retroactive for this school year. We are urging the district to get your backpay and 2% bonus to
you as soon as possible. It will most likely come to you as part of a regular paycheck.
IF THE TENTATIVE AGREEMENT DOES NOT PASS WHAT HAPPENS?
The short answer is we start over and everything we have accomplished over the last 9 months and 24 bargaining
sessions is off the table. Please note that rejecting this agreement does not guarantee that we will get a better deal
than the current one in front of us. We believe that we have bargained the highest possible raise this go round.
However, rejecting this agreement does guarantee that people will not see needed income now, and could even be a year
down the road before another settlement is reached. This also means that we would have to divert energy away from the
new parcel tax campaign and working on other forms of revenue streams because we would have to focus valuable
energy at the table.
IS THIS NEW PARCEL TAX REPLACING THE OLD ONE? WHO'S COVERED BY IT?
It's an additional parcel tax. The QTEA parcel tax will remain in place. QTEA parcel tax salary add-ons for TK-12 teachers
will remain in place. The QTEA salary add-ons did not include everyone but the new parcel tax will be additional funding
for all members.
HOW MUCH OF THE NEW PARCEL TAX IS ALREADY SPOKEN FOR THROUGH THE TA?
At least 50% of our share of the new parcel tax will be available for additional compensation. We locked in re-opener
language that allows us to go back to the table and negotiate additional compensation upon passage of the NPT.
HOW LIKELY IS IT THAT THE PARCEL TAX WILL PASS?
A survey conducted by a professional polling company was done a few months ago, and a new parcel tax polled very well.
Nearly two-thirds of San Francisco voters who were polled support a new parcel tax for public education. In this round
of voting coming up in June 2018, due to a recent California Supreme Court ruling, a parcel tax can be passed with a
simple majority (50% +1), so there is reason to be optimistic about its passage, as long as we help do the work on the
ground to get it on the ballot through a signature-gathering drive. The QTEA parcel tax passed with a 2/3 majority ten
years ago, and every school bond measure that has ever been on the ballot, including PEEF, which funds libraries, PE,
arts, music, and other positions, has passed.
WOULD THE COST OF THE NEW PARCEL TAX NEGATE MY RAISE IF I OWN A HOME
IN THE CITY?
No, you will still see a raise even if you have to pay the parcel tax increase. For example: A first-year teacher with a BA
only, with no additional units-- and there are very few teachers with a BA only-- currently earns $53,672/year. With a
3% raise on the base pay, that teacher will be earning $55,225/year, or $1,553 more than he currently earns. (On top of
that, in this school year, that teacher will also receive a 2% bonus, calculated on the salary after the 3% raise, for an
additional $1,067.) A new parcel tax won't come anywhere close to $1,500/year.
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