The following is a detailed analysis of the current Mona Shores Public Schools union contract that covers teachers as well as a few other employee groups. The district employs about 230 teachers and enrolls 3,800 students. Of its $34 million operating budget, about 67 percent goes toward paying employees working under this contract.

Salary Schedule

  • Base salaries are determined strictly by "steps," which use a matrix of years experience and graduate credit hours and degrees.
  • There are 13 "steps" on the schedule, meaning teachers get automatic two to nine percent pay raises for their first 12 years in the district.
  • The entire salary schedule increases by 2 percent each year.
  • 73 percent of teachers have graduate degrees and 73 percent have more than five years experience, meaning the vast majority of teachers' base salary is between $49,184 and $71,464.
  • The Michigan Department of Education reported the average teacher salary in Mona Shores in 2008-09 was $58,455.
  • Longevity pay:
    • 15-19 years: $757
    • 20-24 years: $1,515
    • 25+ years: $2,272

Fringe Benefits

  • The district's current health insurance plan for teachers cost between $12,804 and $15,238 per teacher in 2009.
  • Teachers are not required to contribute to the cost of the premium, unless they choose the higher priced plan (about $200 per month).
  • The average family premium for a health plan in Michigan cost $13,160 in 2009, with employees contributing 21 percent ($2,800) of those costs.
  • Each teacher who does not enroll in a medical insurance plan gets $192 per month.
  • The district reimburses up to $35,000 per year for prescription drug costs.
  • The district also provides at no cost to teachers dental, vision, life ($40,000) and long-term disability insurance.

Pension and Retirement Benefits

  • Every teacher participates in the state-run Michigan Public School Employee Retirement System, a defined-benefit lifetime pension system
  • Pension calculation: highest 3-year average compensation X 1.5 percent X years of service
  • After 55, subsidized medical, dental and vision insurance for life (employees never contribute more than 18 percent of premiums)
  • Annual starting pension based on 30 years experience in Mona Shores with base salary of $71,464 (final M.A. step): $32,159 (for most retirees, this amount increases by 3 percent every year)
  • Reimbursement for unused sick days at retirement:
  • $15 each for 1-50 days
  • $20 each for 51-99 days
  • $25 each for 100+ days
  • Retirement Bonus: $1,000 per year of service (max of $12,500)
  • Notification of retirement 60 days in advance: $500
  • Annual supplemental insurance payments: $1,750-$3,000
  • Annual contribution of $250 into 403(b) account

Bonus Pay for Additional Duties or Certification

  • Any teacher receiving longevity pay can earn another $757 by participating in a "professional recognition program."
  • Event Coordinator: $5,870-$7,385
  • Department Chair: $1,515-$3,408
  • Guidance Director: $2,652
  • Teaching oversized class (depends on number of students over limits and average teacher salary): $2,000-$5,000 per year
  • Preparation time interrupted: $22.50 per unit lost
  • Supervision of recess over 75 periods: $8.50 per period
  • Supervision of study hall: $22.50 per period
  • Elementary parent-teacher conferences after school hours in the second semester: $30 per hour
  • Attending more than four Individualized Education Plan meetings after school hours: $21 per meeting
  • The district will reimburse the renewal fee for their state of Michigan licensing and all other state-required certifications.
  • Summer employment:
    • Instructional planning: $30/hour
    • Curriculum projects: $120/day
  • Teacher Mentoring:
    • First year teacher: $758
    • Second year teacher: $569
    • Third year teacher: $ 378
  • Mentor Training (one time): $758
  • Subbing for a regular class: $22.50

Work Schedule/Environment

  • Contractual year: 183 days
    • Student instruction days: 180 Days
  • Work day:
    • Elementary and middle school: 7 hours, 35 minutes
    • High School: 7 hours, 45 minutes
  • Total work year: 1,350 hours
  • National average for all occupations: 1,792 hours
  • Maximum class size: 25-30, depending on grade level and type of class
  • No more than 2 evening parent-teacher meetings per year
  • Duty-free lunch:
    • Elementary: 35 minutes
    • Secondary: 30 minutes
  • Maximum teaching loads:
    • Elementary: 5 and one-half hours
    • Middle school: 5 periods per day
    • High school: 5 periods per day
  • Teaching clerks and aids cannot act as substitute teachers

Leave Time/Sick Days

  • Personal leave: 3 days.
  • Union gets 20 paid teacher absences for its activities.
  • Sick leave allowance: 10 days
    • Unlimited accumulation
  • Paid leave:
    • Jury duty
    • Subpoenaed as witness
    • School visitations, conference or conventions
    • "Selective service physical examination"
    • National Guard or Military Reserves (30 days)
  • Bereavement:
    • 5 days, immediate family
    • 3 days, relative
    • 1 day, non-relative
  • Unpaid leave:
    • Child Care (two years)
    • Campaigning for and serving in MEA/NEA office
    • Military leave
    • Exchange teaching position
    • Study in teacher's major field
    • Study related to teaching certification

Extra Curricular Activities Compensation (based on years of experience)

 

Position

 

Min

Max

High School Positions

 

Athletic:

     

Event Coordinator

 

$5,870.00

$7,385.00

       

Baseball

     

Varsity Coach

 

$4,545.00

$6,060.00

JV Coach

 

$3,408.00

$4,165.00

Freshman Coach

 

$3,220.00

$3,977.00

       

Basketball (Boys)

     

Varsity coach

 

$5,870.00

$7,385.00

Varsity assistant

 

$3,787.00

$4,545.00

JV Coach

 

$4,165.00

$4,923.00

Freshman Coach

 

$3,787.00

$4,545.00

       

Basketball (Girls)

     

Varsity coach

 

$5,870.00

$7,385.00

Varsity assistant

 

$3,787.00

$4,545.00

JV Coach

 

$4,165.00

$4,923.00

Freshman Coach

 

$3,787.00

$4,545.00

       

Cheerleading (Fall)

     

Varsity sideline

 

$2,272.00

$3,030.00

JV Sideline

 

$1,515.00

$2,272.00

Freshman Sideline

 

$1,136.00

$1,894.00

       

Cheerleading (Winter)

     

Varsity Sideline

 

$2,272.00

$3,030.00

Freshman Sideline

 

$1,136.00

$1,894.00

Varsity Competitive

 

$2,272.00

$3,030.00

Ass't Varsity Comp.

 

$1,515.00

$2,272.00

       

Cross Country Girls

 

$2,462.00

$3,220.00

       

Cross Country Boys

 

$2,462.00

$3,220.00

       

Football

     

Varsity Coach

 

$5,870.00

$7,385.00

Ass't Varsity #1

 

$4,165.00

$4,923.00

Ass't Varsity # 2

 

$4,165.00

$4,923.00

Ass't Varsity # 3

 

$4,165.00

$4,923.00

JV Coach

 

$4,165.00

$4,923.00

Ass't JV Coach

 

$3,707.00

$4,545.00

Freshman Coach

 

$3,707.00

$4,545.00

Ass't Freshman Coach

 

$3,408.00

$4,165.00

       

Golf

     

Girls Varsity

 

$2,462.00

$3,220.00

Girls JV

 

$1,705.00

$2,462.00

Varsity Boys

 

$2,462.00

$3,220.00

JV Boys

 

$1,705.00

$3,462.00

       

Gymnastics

     

Coach

 

$3,707.00

$5,302.00

Ass't coach

 

$2,462.00

$3,220.00

       

Hockey

     

Varsity Coach

 

$3,977.00

$5,492.00

Ass't Varsity Coach

 

$2,652.00

$3,408.00

       

Pom Pom Advisor

 

$1,515.00

$2,272.00

       

Soccer

     

Girls Varsity Coach

 

$3,030.00

$4,545.00

Girls JV Coach

 

$2,272.00

$3,030.00

Boys Varsity Coach

 

$3,030.00

$4,545.00

Boys JV Coach

 

$2,272.00

$3,030.00

Boys Freshman Coach

 

$1,894.00

$2,652.00

       

Softball

     

Varsity Coach

 

$4,545.00

$6,060.00

JV Coach

 

$3,408.00

$4,165.00

Freshman Coach

 

$3,220.00

$3,977.00

       

Tennis

     

Girls Varsity Coach

 

$2,462.00

$3,220.00

Girls JV Coach

 

$1,705.00

$2,462.00

Boys Varsity Coach

 

$2,462.00

$3,220.00

Boys JV Coach

 

$1,705.00

$2,462.00

       

Track

     

Girls Varsity Coach

 

$3,408.00

$4,924.00

Girls Ass't Varsity

 

$2,462.00

$3,220.00

Boys Varsity Coach

 

$3,408.00

$4,924.00

Boys Ass't Varsity

 

$2,462.00

$3,220.00

       

Volleyball

     

Varsity Coach

 

$5,870.00

$7,385.00

JV Coach

 

$4,165.00

$4,923.00

Freshman Coach

 

$3,707.00

$4,545.00

       

Wrestling

     

Varsity Coach

 

$5,870.00

$7,385.00

JV Coach

 

$4,165.00

$4,923.00

       

Non-Athletic

     

Class Advisor 9-12

 

$1,137.00

$2,652.00

       

Drama Advisor

 

$2,840.00

$2,840.00

       

Debate

     

Head advisor

 

$5,680.00

$5,680.00

Ass't Advisor

 

$2,272.00

$2,272.00

       
       

Forensics Advisor

 

$2,272.00

$2,272.00

       

Guidance Director

 

$2,652.00

$2,652.00

       

Honor Society Advisor

 

$1,894.00

$1,894.00

       

Music

     

Senior Band Director

 

$4,545.00

$6,060.00

Instrumental Ass't

 

$3,030.00

$3,030.00

Middle School Director

 

$3,030.00

$3,030.00

Ass't Director

 

$758.00

$758.00

       

Middle/High Vocal

     

Senior high director

 

$4,545.00

$6,060.00

Senior high Ass't

 

$3,030.00

$3,030.00

Middle School Director

 

$3,030.00

$3,030.00

       

K-12 Strings Director

 

$4,545.00

$6,060.00

       

Publications

     

Newspaper Advisor

 

$3,707.00

$4,545.00

Yearbook Advisor

 

$3,707.00

$4,545.00

       

Middle School Position

     

Athletic:

     

Basketball Girls

     

8th grade coach A

 

$2,840.00

$3,598.00

8th grade coach B

 

$2,840.00

$3,598.00

7th Grade coach A

 

$2,840.00

$3,598.00

7th Grade coach B

 

$2,840.00

$3,598.00

       

Basketball Boys

     

8th grade coach A

 

$2,840.00

$3,598.00

8th grade coach B

 

$2,840.00

$3,598.00

7th Grade coach A

 

$2,840.00

$3,598.00

7th Grade coach B

 

$2,840.00

$3,598.00

       

Cheerleading (Fall)

     

7th&8th Grade Coach

 

$1,137.00

$1,515.00

       

Cheerleading (Winter)

     

7th&8th sideline Coach

 

$1,137.00

$1,515.00

7th&8th competitive

 

$1,137.00

$1,515.00

       

Football

     

8th grade Head Coach

 

$3,030.00

$3,707.00

7th grade Head Coach

 

$3,030.00

$3,707.00

8th grade Ass't Coach

 

$2,651.00

$3,408.00

7th grade Ass't Coach

 

$2,651.00

$3,408.00

       

Cross Country

     

Girls Coach

 

$2,272.00

$3,030.00

Boys Coach

 

$2,272.00

$3,030.00

       

Track

     

Girls Coach

 

$2,651.00

$3,408.00

Girls Ass't Coach #1

 

$2,272.00

$3,030.00

Girls Ass't Coach #2

 

$2,272.00

$3,030.00

Boys Coach

 

$2,651.00

$3,408.00

Boys Ass't Coach #1

 

$2,272.00

$3,030.00

Boys Ass't Coach #2

 

$2,272.00

$3,030.00

       

Wrestling

     

Head Coach

 

$2,840.00

$3,598.00

Ass't Coach

 

$2,462.00

$3,220.00

       

Non-Athletic:

     
       

Drama

     

Head Advisor

 

$3,030.00

$3,030.00

Ass't Advisor

 

$1,894.00

$1,894.00

       

Student Congress

     

Head Advisor

 

$3,030.00

$3,030.00

Ass't Advisor

 

$1,894.00

$1,894.00

       

Yearbook

     

Advisor

 

$3,030.00

$3,787.00

       

Academic Track

     

Meet Advisor

 

$1,515.00

$1,515.00

       

Math Counts

     

Advisor

 

$1,515.00

$1,515.00