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Galt Joint Union High School District trustees approve own health insurance reduction

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Posted: Thursday, April 14, 2011 6:26 am | Updated: 9:31 am, Thu Apr 14, 2011.

Beginning in July, trustees of the Galt Joint Union High School District have agreed to receive less money for health insurance.

Currently, the district pays up to $800 a month in health benefits for school board members. On Tuesday, they agreed to cut that contribution to $575 per month.

If all five trustees are enrolled, the decision will save $48,000 annually.

Also on Tuesday, trustees:

  • Approved ratification of tentative agreement with certificated staff on a district retirement incentive program that launched in 2009-10 in three-year cycles. However, the district would like to utilize the option for the 2011-12 school year and therefore trustees had to vote to change the previously approved cycles.
  • Received a presentation on the Project Lead the Way academic program.
  • Recognized Maria Orr as an outstanding administrator for the FFA Central Region.
  • Discussed, in closed session, Superintendent Daisy Lee’s evaluation, as is typical each April.

Contact reporter Jennifer Bonnett at jenniferb@lodinews.com.

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  • Tom Santillan posted at 8:05 pm on Fri, Apr 15, 2011.

    Tom Santillan Posts: 34

    why don't they leave it all on the table....they are already covered with their current employers and don't need this....it's just a shame that they even take it.....leave it on the table for the kids...isn't this what this is all about anyways......i guess not.....

  • Patrick W Maple posted at 5:33 pm on Thu, Apr 14, 2011.

    Pat Maple Posts: 1804

    Jennifer: Your acticle incorrectly states that the Dist will save $48K that is the amount it would cost them if they all took it at $800. Dropping it to $575 would save $225 per seat per month or 60 months at $225 for a total of $13,500.00...which is BS anyway...Beck's wife insures his family as she is an employee at Estrellita (asst principal I think)...Kitamura is insured by another district...Angela...is covered by another company...Oelsner is employed by his father-in-laws business...and Kathleen is self-employed. The actual savings is NIL.

    This is just a publicity stunt.



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