The emeritus program gives one full year’s salary paid over three years. That is in addition to pension benefits. In return, the retiree provides 10 days of service to the district each year during that time. The emeritus program is something that has been negotiated into the teachers’ contract through collective bargaining.
This year 140 teachers or 8% of the teaching staff in the district are taking advantage of this program. Note that over the next three years they would have to provide only 10 days of service to the district to receive the equivalent of one year’s salary. All thanks to collective bargaining where the school board was gullible enough to agree to this!
BerryLaker points out you would NEVER find a program like this in the private sector. How is this in the best interest of taxpayers? How can anyone even defend this program? Perhaps a backer of the teachers’ union would like to try.
A prime example of why collective bargaining for public sector unions needs to be curtailed.
- What They Didn’t Tell You About Dan Weidner (berrylaker.blogspot.com)
- “What Comes with Public Sector Collective Bargaining” and related posts (openmarket.org)