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Board Offers Pay Plan To Teachers

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The negotMting team for the Board of Education last nighti presented a new salary proposal to the Arm Arbor Teachers' Association. The plan offers nearly a 2 per cent increase over the present 1967-68 salary schedule. AATA President Donald Newsted said the new proposal willl be presented to the entire AATaI bargaining unit today during al general meeting Their reacJ tions to the new plan will bel communicated to the board'sl bargaining team at tomorrow's scheduled negotiating session. At this general meeting, a "no contract, no work" resolution is expected to be considered. The board's new proposal' would provide a $6,300 starting salary for teachers with a bachelor's degree- an increase i of $300 from the current starting salary. It would also provide an increase of $240 for those teachers with a master's degree who are at the top step of the salary schedule. Presently, these teachers are receiving a salary of $11,070 yearly. The board is also offering a $10 per month increase for various fringe benefit options, in place of fully paid family and hospitalization insurance prsviously offered to the teachers. The AATA is requesting a sal-l ary and fringe benefit packagel totaling about $1.4 million, plus! an unspecified amount for decreasing the workload of the teachers. The board's proposed package would cost about $400,000. Thus, the two s i d e s are at least $1 million apart. The AATA's latest economie j proposal proposes a salaryl range for teachers with a bach-; elor's degree f rom $6,500 o $11,050, and for teachers with a master's degree from $7,150 to $12,350. The teachers are also asking for fully - paid healthj and hospitalization insurance, $10,000 term life insurance policies and a continuation of the) super - maximum plan (a merit plan of pay increases for veteran teachers). An afternoon negotiating sesiĆ¼jUlatedfortornorrow.