Riverview School District and Riverview Education Association Reach Compensation Agreement
The Riverview School District (RSD) and Riverview Education Association (REA) have agreed to a teachers’ compensation package for the 2018-19 school year, ensuring teachers in Riverview will be competitive with surrounding school districts. The contract was ratified by members of the REA in a membership meeting on August 8, 2018. The Riverview School District Board of Directors voted to approve the new contract on Tuesday, August 14, at its regular board meeting.
Based on the McCleary court decision, which led to an increase in state funding for public education, it was important to both parties that the district and teachers’ association discuss compensation now.Â With this new agreement, teachers will be receiving significant raises.
“The new salaries will truly make a difference in the lives of our members and help us attract promising new educators and retain the wonderful teachers we already have,” stated REA President Erika Navarro-Dix. “We are particularly proud that we reached agreement with our district so quickly and so collaboratively. It was time for the state to step up and we worked together to bring these improvements home to us here in Riverview.”
The two organizations each mentioned pride in sharing a long history of respectful and productive negotiations, focused on students, staff, and the community.
District Superintendent, Dr. Anthony L. Smith, stated, “I am elated that this compensation settlement is fair and honors the inspiring work of our teachers and specialists on behalf of our students. I appreciate the long-standing respectful and collaborative relationship between the district and our teachers’ association.”