Statement on 2016 Negotiations Agreement

The Affton Education Association (AEA) and Affton School District Board of Education are pleased to have reached an agreement and plan for moving forward together in a spirit of cooperation and open communication.

The two-year agreement signed by both parties represents the effort from AEA, the Board of Education, and administration to reach consensus and do what is in the best interest of Affton students. During this process, both sides remained focused on student achievement, upholding Affton’s mission to prepare all students to become confident and capable citizens through rigorous, customized learning.

AEA members voted in support of the contract on April 5, and the Affton Board of Education approved it at their meeting on the same date.

Details of the agreement over salary and other working conditions include:

  1. Affton School District and the AEA will enter a contract with a modified salary schedule, which includes an increase of one percent of current 2015-2016 salary in the first year of the agreement and an increase of two percent of 2016-2017 salary in the second year. The agreement runs from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2018, and will replace the current agreement which expires on June 30, 2016.
  1. Professional stipends and coaching pay will continue to be offered to qualifying staff. A teacher attendance incentive will be increased to $150 per semester.
  1. The Board of Education, Administration and AEA leadership will establish a forum to discuss topics of relevance to all parties, including class size and composition.
  1. Administration will create a Late Start schedule for inclement weather or other emergencies affecting the school day.

Marilyn Allen, AEA President
Troy Kozak, AEA Vice President

Dr. Steve Brotherton, Superintendent, Affton School District
Tom Bellavia, President, Affton Board of Education