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  • Wilson to Operate on a Two-Hour Delay Wednesday, February 10, 2016

    Wilson School District will operate on a 2-Hour delay today, Wednesday, February 10, 2016. Berkshire Heights Early Learning Center Preschool and Child Care Services and Before Care will open at 7:30am.

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  • First Day of School for the 2016-17 Academic Year Announced

    It was approved by the Wilson School Board at the Monday, February 1, 2016, meeting that the first day of school of the 2016-17 Academic Year will be Monday, August 29, 2016.

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  • Wilson Snow Make Up Days

    Attention Wilson School District families and staff members, the following adjustments have been made to the district calendar to account for the recent school closings:

    • The closure on Monday, January 25, 2016, will be made up on Monday, February 15 (snow make up #2).
    • The closure on Tuesday, January 26, 2016, will be made up on Monday, March 21(snow make up #3).
    • Please note:  Snow make up #1 scheduled for November 30, 2015, was not used.  Affected support staff will utilize a floating holiday for February 15.

     

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  • Wilson School District Superintendent Search
    As the community is aware, after more than 30 years of service to the Wilson School District, Dr. Rudy Ruth has announced his retirement from the public school system. The Board is extremely grateful to Dr. Ruth for his leadership, dedication and commitment to the students, staff and community of the district. Now, the Board must begin the process of hiring a new superintendent to replace Dr. Ruth. In order to keep the community informed on the progress of the search, updates will be posted frequently. For updates on the Wilson School District's Superintendent Search, please click here
     
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  • Elementary Reading Olympics
    Wilson School District is very excited to host the second Elementary Reading Olympics competition. Students in grades 4 and 5 can register for this event, which will be held on May 18, 2016! The students will be organized into teams and will collaborate to read the selected books.  The objective of Reading Olympics is to encourage our students to read a greater variety of books and to enjoy the excitement of reading and talking about books.  Please click here for a registration form.  For additional information, please feel free to contact Veronica Andes (Supervisor of Language Arts) or call 610-670-0180 ext. 1114.

     

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  • Statement from the Wilson School Board Oct. 19 Meeting 

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  • Update Regarding the Wilson Teacher Contract 
    The Wilson Board of Education and the Wilson Education Association (WEA) have been negotiating for several months in an effort to reach an “early bird” labor agreement.  On October 13, 2015, the Wilson Education Association rejected the below “final, best offer”.  Our goal is to reward the great work of our teachers and at the same time be considerate of our community members. 
     
    In an effort to keep our community informed, the following items were offered to WEA in that “final, best offer.” Please note: (TA) is tentative agreement; these items were already agreed-upon during earlier negotiations. 
    • 2-year contract (effective 7/1/15 through 6/30/17 (TA)
    • 3.5% increase to salary schedule in Year 1 at a cost of $969,854; 3.4% increase in Year 2 at a cost of $974,931 (Please click here to see the Proposed Salary Schedules). 
    • Increase first year teacher salary to $43,000 over a two-year contract {currently $41,168}
    • Continue a 13% premium share contribution from employees for both years of contract (TA)
      • Effective 7/1/15, employees contribute: 
        • $76.76/month if choosing Single Coverage 
        • $163.50/month for 2-Party Coverage
        • $222.61/month for Family Coverage 
    • Increase life insurance policy to $50,000/employee {currently $25,000} (TA) 
    • Increase Longevity bonus of $2,000 after an employee’s 27th year of service {currently 29thyear} (TA)
    • Increase amount paid to top step employees to $750 for both years of contract {currently $500} (TA)
    • Increase Section 125 Flex Spending option to $2,500/year {currently $2,000} (TA)
    • Increase unused sick days reimbursed at $50/day for up to 125 days upon retirement {currently $45/day for up to 100 days} (TA)
    • Increase the number of family illness days /year to 10 {currently 5} (TA)
    • Include Home & School Visitor certificated employees to bargaining unit (TA) 
    • Effective 6/30/17, district-paid medical benefits cease in June (rather than September) for new retirees (TA)
    • Effective 6/30/17, elimination of M+6 column; employees on that column will be grandfathered {Wilson currently has 12 columns on our salary schedule; the average for Berks County is 8} (TA)
    The Wilson Board of Education is committed to continue to work with our WEA to provide the best possible contract. We hope the contract can be resolved in a timely fashion in order to ensure our attention is focused on what is most important – educating our students.
     
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