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REVISIONS TO HEALTH BENEFITS WHAT HAPPENED The...

REVISIONS TO HEALTH BENEFITS

WHAT HAPPENED

The school board, at Thursday’s regularly scheduled meeting,

reviewed a proposal to establish a cap on the amount of money the

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school district would pay for health benefits to its managerial

staff. The proposal, if approved, would become effective Jan. 1,

officials said.

WHAT IT MEANS

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The district’s managerial staff includes principals, assistant

principals, custodial managers, directors and supervisors, among

others. The employees, who belong to the Burbank Assn. of School

Administrators, agreed to change their health-care provider and

agreed to the district’s proposal to cap the amount it pays into

health benefits, officials said. The district, if the proposal goes

through, would contribute no more than $8,987 annually to health

coverage for managerial staff, according to reports. The district

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stands to save more than $1,000 per employee annually, if the

proposal is approved, officials said. Members of the association say

they support the proposal, even though they would likely have to pay

more for certain services. Association President Mike Bertram said

the association’s willingness to accept the district’s proposal to

cap its health-care contributions shows “solidarity and support” for

the district during budget cuts.

VOTE

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None taken. Board members will vote at the Nov. 20 meeting.

ADDITIONAL FENCING AT BURROUGHS HIGH

WHAT HAPPENED

The school board approved a proposal to install additional fencing

around the baseball field at John Burroughs High School. An

additional 10 feet of angled fencing will be installed along the

first base line to the far end of the backstop of the field,

officials said. The purpose of the additional fencing will be to

prevent baseballs from going into the street and onto private

property, officials said.

WHAT IT MEANS

Area residents who live along North Keystone Street have

complained to district officials that baseballs were landing on their

property, officials said. One neighbor called and several residents

wrote letters about baseballs landing on their property. No residents

reported any property damage, officials said. The district will spend

about $15,000 to purchase and install the fencing sometime in

January.

VOTE

The board voted in favor of the proposal.


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