Thursday, January 31, 2013
Beachwood Federation of Teachers sponsors night to bring young families to Beachwood High School Snowball Weekend
The Beachwood Federation of Teachers will sponsor a Family Fun Night prior to the Beachwood High School basketball game Snowball Weekend. The event is free with admission to the 7:30 p.m. game against Wickliffe Feb. 8 at Beachwood High School. Geared toward kids, the event will be in the school's auxilliary gym and feature inflatables, face painting, a LEGO display and more. The halftime show at the game will feature recognition of the Chagrin Valley Conference Champion boys' soccer and baseball teams, the youth cheerleaders and the crowning of the Snowball King. Family Fun Night begins at 6 p.m. Admission to the game is $6 for adults, $4 for students and free for Beachwood students.
Sunday, July 29, 2012
Teachers take one-year pay freeze in three-year contract.
The Beachwood Board of Education approved a three-year contract with the Beachwood Federation of Teachers at a special meeting this morning. The contract freezes teacher pay for the first year — the same freeze that administrators took this year. The collective bargaining agreement raises pay by 1.75 percent in the 2013-2014 school year and by 2 percent in 2014-2015. Throughout the three-year term of the contract, teachers will be able to change "lanes" or earn a higher salary if they obtain additional degrees and educational credit hours. "The hard work and negotiations progressed in an exemplary manner and was spirited, intense, honest, respectful and fair to all parties involved," Board President Brian Weiss said. BFT Union President …
Thursday, July 26, 2012
The board will vote on a three-year contract with the Beachwood Federation of Teachers at a special meeting Friday.
The Beachwood Board of Education will hold a special meeting Friday to vote on a contract with the Beachwood Federation of Teachers, the district announced this morning. The contract would be in effect from Sept. 1, 2012 to Aug. 30, 2015. The meeting is open to the public and will be at 7:30 a.m. at the Beachwood Board of Education Building. We'll have more information on this as it becomes available. Want to hear the latest as it happens? Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter!
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Special meeting called to vote on support staff union contract
The Beachwood City Schools Board of Education has announced a special meeting for Friday to vote on the support staff union contract if the union ratifies the agreement at their Thursday meeting. The district and the bus drivers, who, with the rest of the district's support staff,* merged with the Beachwood Federation of Teachers union, are in contract negotiations now. The district outsourced its transportation department last year — the district’s drivers were laid off and hired by CBS — and the bus drivers filed an unfair labor practice suit because they were in the process of forming a union. Superintendent Richard Markwardt said the district made the move to save money and improve operations. Beachwood City Schools offered a …
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Average teacher pay in the district is just over $80K
Beachwood City Schools has the third-highest average teacher salary in the state, after Orange and Solon, the Ohio Department of Education reports. Beachwood City Schools’ average teacher salary is $80,203. Solon’s is $80,400 and Orange — the highest in the state — is $81,534. The average teacher salary in Ohio is $54,000. Even before hearing that Solon and Orange’s average teacher salaries were so close to Beachwood’s, Markwardt named them as benchmarks for Beachwood City Schools. The districts’ students and residents have similar racial, income and education demographics to Beachwood, said Markwardt, which leads to “similar strengths and challenges.” The salary is high compared to the state average — which is $54,000 — because the …