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School district collective bargaining agreementsClassified staffRestrictions during the 2018-19 school year. (Expires August 31, 2019.)

(1) A school district collective bargaining agreement for classified staff that is executed or modified after July 6, 2017, and that is in effect for the 2018-19 school year may not increase average total salary for the 2018-19 school year, including supplemental contracts, in excess of the following:
(a) Annual salary inflationary adjustments based on the rate of the yearly increase of the previous calendar year's annual average consumer price index, using the official current base compiled by the bureau of labor statistics, United States department of labor, for the city of Seattle;
(b) Annual experience and education salary step increases according to the salary schedule specified in the agreement;
(c) Salary changes for staffing increases due to enrollment growth or state-funded increases under RCW 28A.150.260; or
(d) School districts with an average total classified staff salary less than the statewide average classified salary allocation used to distribute funds for basic education as estimated by the office of the superintendent of public instruction for the 2018-19 school year may provide salary increases up to the statewide average allocation.
(2) Changes to any terms of an employment contract for nonrepresented employees must comply with the same requirements established in this section.
(3) This section expires August 31, 2019.


FindingIntent2018 c 266: See note following RCW 28A.150.410.
Effective date2017 3rd sp.s. c 13 §§ 701-703: "Sections 701 through 703 of this act are necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, or safety, or support of the state government and its existing public institutions, and take effect immediately [July 6, 2017]." [ 2017 3rd sp.s. c 13 § 707.]
Intent2017 3rd sp.s. c 13: See note following RCW 28A.150.410.
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