|CCSD refused to increase the healthcare contribution for educators for over 8 years, except a one-time increase in 2016 that was conditioned on THT making significant changes to the health plan. In January 2017, CCSD cut off this increased monthly premium. THT is now back to subsidizing this lost source of revenue. CCSD knows this will compromise the THT’s financial situation.
THT is aware of the challenges some educators have gone through during the transition. THT’s Board of Trustees have identified the areas of needed improvement and are working on it, including bringing in a new management team to address these problems. Make no mistake, the key issue here is the need for more revenue. How can CCSD’s Board of Trustees say they have teachers’ best interest in mind when they refuse to properly fund our health plan the way that they fund their own?
Despite the uphill battle with CCSD, CCEA is prepared to make our case before an arbitrator. We will keep you updated.