- Teachers on the 22-paycheck cycle will see their raise in their fifth check, on November 7. It will be a partial raise as the pay cycle overlaps date of the raise. On November 21 the full 3% raise will be reflected and will continue through the end of the 22-paycheck cycle. Multiply the November 21 check by 22 and you will be able to match it with your full salary for this year.
- Teachers on the 26-paycheck cycle will get their raise on their 6th check, on November 21. It will be a partial raise given the structure of the 26-paycheck cycle. On December 5 the full 3% raise will be reflected and will continue through the rest of the 26-paycheck cycle.
- Paras paid on a 22-paycheck cycle and 26- paycheck cycle 3% raise, will be seen in the paycheck on November 21 and will continue through the end of their respective cycles.
- Substitutes will get paid at the new rate for all days worked after November 1. That raise will show up in the paycheck received on November 21.
Permanent teachers who are not yet receiving their first career award, provisional teachers, and all paraprofessionals with three or more years’ experience are entitled to receive tuition reimbursement each year of either $500 or $1,000. This is a reimbursement, not income, and is therefore not taxable. See here.
There is a provision in the collective bargaining agreement between the Boston Teachers Union and the Boston School Committee pertaining to enrollment of teachers’ children in Boston public schools. This provision provides teachers who reside within the City of Boston the opportunity to enroll their children at the school in which they teach provided that there is “an open seat and no one on the wait list.” Here’s an explanation of what to do.
Every school or responsibility center receives an allotment for staff to take Educational Conference Days. If you wish to access this allotment for a conference, you can submit your request to the building administrator. Days are limited, but the system-wide allotment of 2,000 days per year goes a long way. Questions go to either Michael or Caren.
We are coming upon the Open Enrollment period to sign up for the Flexible Spending Plan, which allows you under certain circumstances to set aside pre-tax dollars to pay for a variety of expenses: out of pocket medical, child care, some transportation, and so on. Here’s what we wrote last year, and we will update it this year as soon as more information becomes available. We mention this now, as some research on your end may be needed in advance. Here’s the website for the city vendor. This is a great plan that can save people hundreds of dollars per year.