The Classified Personnel Policy Committee met in Conference Room B of the Central Office at 1 p.m. on May 6, 2015. In attendance were Bill Goff, Julie Welfel, Becky Del Rio, Clint Walker, Charles Blake, Claude Johnson, Emry Chesterfield, Derek Scott and Loria Bryant. Dr. Jerry Guess was in attendance.
Chairperson Clint Walker called the meeting to order at 1:10 p.m.
Dr. Guess asked Bill Goff to present on the seniority issue of the district. Bill Goff moved that the committee reconsider our position on a dual seniority center and allow Dr. Guess to present additional fiscal information on the issue and have the committee consider taking another vote. Clint Walker seconded the motion. Motion carried with Claude Johnson voting against.
Discussion ensued and included the sharing of HR run reports regarding the Jacksonville Schools being detached from the district. Dr. Guess advised that dual seniority centers would keep PCSSD from being destabilized with additional costs of replacing less senior employees with the most senior personnel at significant cost. From the financial perspective, the dual seniority centers cost would be $3 million instead of $6 million for the district. PCSSD needs to show the state that we have 10% fund balance for the fiscal improvement plan.
Bill Goff asked to review the motion passed on February 11, 2015:
Charles Blake suggested that the total steps be applied within the year to these 329 employees so that all employees will receive these step increases immediately instead of waiting for a roll out. Charles Blake moved to apply the step increases for the 329 employees who submitted their relevant experience to HR at the estimated total cost of $1, 612,843.95 be implemented at one time to bring all employees to the current qualifying seniority level of their step. Derek Scott seconded the motion. Motion carried unanimously. The policy within the manual should be amended and acted upon at the next meeting.
Bill Goff then reported that the cost will more likely be $731,000 for the 329 employees for the 2015-16 school year for a total cost of $1,973,000 for the total amount.
Clint Walker suggested that we could email the co-workers to ask their option on the dual seniority center.
Emry Chesterfield moved that the committee table this discussion until next week so that a copy of the certified PPC proposal could be reviewed. Claude Johnson seconded the motion. Motion failed with Clint Walker, Derek Scott, Charles Blake, Bill Goff, and Becky Del Rio voting against the motion.
Bill Goff moved that we rescind our previous position and that we support the administration’s recommendation regarding dual seniority centers. Derek Scott seconded the motion. Motion failed with Claude Johnson, Emry Chesterfield, Loria Bryant, Julie Welfel, and Becky Del Rio voting against.
Becky Del Rio moved that Support Staff Personnel be notified of a renewal of contract by June 1 of each year. Motion failed due to lack of a second.
Clint moved to table FMLA discussion until next meeting when Paul Brewer can present to the PPC. Emry seconded. Motion carried.
Derek Scott moved that the new positions for Information Technology positions be returned to Will Reid to review, correct and resubmit for consideration. Emry Chesterfield seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Derek Scott moved that the new positions of Architectural and Sustainability Manager and the Coordinator of Construction Project Management be added to the salary schedule for the 2015-16 school year. The Architectural and Sustainability Manager responsibilities are currently being met through outsourced contracted services. The Coordinator of Construction Project Management would be necessary especially if the millage passes. Becky Del Rio seconded the motion. Motion passes with Emry Chesterfield and Claude Johnson voting against.
Becky Del Rio presented a proposal from the Facilitator of Health Services to adjust the position salary. The committee is returning the proposal for resubmission when it is sent by her supervisor.
A proposal for ALC Para Facilitator and ALE Para-Educator salary schedule changes was presented, but will be returned for review and signatures for resubmission.
Julie Welfel requested that a district wide seniority list be available from HR.
Clint Walker set the next meeting for 1 p.m. on May 20, 2015 in Conference Room B of the Central Office.
Derek Scott moved to adjourn the meeting at 4:05 p.m. Claude Johnson seconded the motion. Motion passed.
Becky Del Rio