Palm Springs Unified Approves New Labor Agreements

Palm Springs Unified teachers will see a retroactive 4.5% salary increase for the 2021-22 school year dating back to July 1, 2021 under new agreements between the district and labor representatives. They will also receive increased health and welfare benefits, according to the Desert Sun

Classified staff will receive a "5% total compensation package" retroactive to July 1, 2021. That includes a 4.69% salary schedule adjustment with increased benefits. Verified and classified managers will get a 4.5% increase in their salary schedules plus more benefits.

School board Trustee John Gerardi was absent from the vote. The rest of the board approved the contracts, though Karen Cornett abstained from the vote pertaining to certificated and classified managers and confidential employees to avoid a conflict of interest.

The agreements also include an increase in planning periods for elementary school teachers and a pilot for a middle school advisory period to foster social-emotional learning and staff-student relationships.

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