Welcome back! We hope you are enjoying a restful holiday
break shared with your family and friends. As expected, we are
off and running.
Contract Ratification The Master Contract between the Santa
Rosa Professional Educators (SRPE) and the Santa Rosa County
School Board (SRCSB), was ratified December 12, 2017. The percentages
were 22% NO votes and 78% YES votes. The ratification
results were presented to the SRCSB at the school board meeting
on Thursday, December 14, 2017.
Most of us have been asked to sign our Service Contract of Employment.
It is always a good practice to make a copy of anything
you are asked to sign. This one page document is not to
be confused with the Master Contract SRPE negotiates on your
There seems to be a misconception over our Salary Placement
Schedule. Several employees are under the impression that the
‘Salary Placement’ schedule (found on page 57 of your Master
Contract with Markups) is a career ladder and that an employee
can predetermine the amount of their salary as they continue
their years of service with our District. This placement schedule
is not a career ladder! It is a simply a placement point for
employees beginning their employment with us for 17-18 and
current grandfathered personnel.
You cannot equate the placement schedule to every employees’
salary. The first bill Gov. Rick Scott signed into law, Senate
Bill 736, rewrote how teachers are paid and retained across the
state. Among other things, this bill was instrumental in holding
each employee accountable for keeping up with their individual
salaries. If you are being over paid (and this does happen), you
will end up repaying our school district, regardless of when this
overpayment was discovered. If you are being UNDERPAID
(and this, too, happens), you have a set time frame in which to
notify the district in order to recover your lost income. Employees
must be diligent in keeping up with their salaries.
So how do I calculate my current salary?
Contact Human Resources to confirm your qualified years of service.
Once your years have been confirmed to be accurate, take
your December 2017 gross monhtly salary from WATER and
multiply it by 12 to find your gross yearly salary. Multiply this
number by your salary increase percentage then add $100.00
(received in August). If you have an advanced degree, once you
calculate your base salary add $2886.00/Masters, $4329.00/Specialist,