Sheldon Teacher’s Union Seeks Wage & Benefit Increase

Sheldon, Iowa — The Sheldon Education Association, the union representing the teachers of the Snowy School BusSheldon Community School District, presented their Opening Proposal to the Sheldon Community Schools Board of Education at a meeting Wednesday night.

Teacher Jim Gude presented the proposal to the Board.  The proposal calls for a 5.48% increase in salary and benefit amounts, including a $950.00 increase in the base teacher pay, from $38,950.00  to $39,900.00.  In addition, the union is seeking a 10% increase in the District’s contribution to health insurance, as well as other increases.  To view the union’s proposal, click here.

In other business, the Board voted to purchase a new 64 passenger Blue Bird bus at a total net cost of $80,487.  The Board had received a trio of bids for the bus, with the winning bid coming from School Bus Sales.  The bid accepted was the lowest of the three bids received.

The Board received an update on the progress of the District’s new website at Wednesday night’s meeting.  Spears says  the website is still under construction with completion and launching slated for the end of January.  The District Office and buildings will be adding information to the pages related to their areas.



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