On Thursday, May 31, the Glenbrook High School District 225 Board of Education approved a new four-year collective bargaining agreement with the Glenbrook Educational Support Staff Association (GESSA).
“The Board and Association both believe that the agreement is fair to all stakeholders,” said Board President Skip Shein. “It is important to balance the needs of this very important group of staff members while maintaining a fiscally responsible position for the District, and this contract accomplishes both.”
The new four-year agreement features the elimination of existing salary schedules, which will bring greater equity to staff compensation. The overall average salary increase for the GESSA membership is 3.75 percent for each of the four years of the contract.
Within the agreement, significant strides were made in health benefits including a collaborative risk-sharing strategy designed to decrease the overall cost of health benefits expected by the District while providing premium reduction incentives for employees. The new four-year agreement will take effect on July 1, 2018 and expire on June 30, 2022.
There are approximately 85 full and part-time employees represented by GESSA. The district employs a total of 852 certified and non-certified professionals including teachers, service professionals, paraprofessionals, support staff, and administrators.