By Brittany Hanson/Garden Grove Journal
“I think it is appropriate that we should take a pay cut in keeping with solidarity with our employees,” said Linda Reed, board member.
The school board members receive a monthly stipend of $750, which has not been raised. The board decided to reduce that amount by 1.5 percent, approximately the same amount that district employees have seen their pay reduced.
The Garden Grove Pupil Personnel Service Association, the California School Employees Association and the Classified Supervisory Bargaining Unit had their tentative agreements ratified with no salary increases for anyone and implementation of furlough days.
The GGPPSA contract sees the implementation of three furlough days, the CSEA sees three furlough days, four for 12-month employees and the CSBA see three furlough days for 10-month workers, and four furlough days for 12-month employees.
For management employees in classified and certificated positions, including the superintendent and assistant superintendents as well as confidential employees, there will be three furlough days for 10-month employees, four furlough days for 12-month employees.
There will be no salary increase for classified, certificated positions, confidential employees, assistant superintendent or superintendent.
The Garden Grove Unified School District serves most of Garden Grove as well as parts of Anaheim, Cypress, Fountain Valley, Santa Ana, Stanton and Westminster.