Hatboro Horsham Collective Bargaining Agreement: What it Means for the District and Teachers
The Hatboro Horsham School District recently signed a new collective bargaining agreement with its teachers’ union, the Hatboro Horsham Education Association (HHEA). The new agreement, which covers the period from July 2021 to June 2024, includes several changes that will have significant implications for both the district and its teachers.
Among the key provisions of the new agreement is a salary increase for teachers. The agreement provides for a 2.25% salary increase for teachers in the 2021-22 school year, with additional increases of 2.5% and 2.75% in the following two years. This will help ensure that teachers are fairly compensated for their work and will help the district attract and retain high-quality educators.
Another important aspect of the agreement is its focus on professional development. The district and the HHEA have agreed to establish a joint committee to promote professional development opportunities for teachers. This will help ensure that teachers have access to the training and resources they need to stay up-to-date with the latest teaching techniques and best practices.
In addition, the new agreement includes changes to the evaluation process for teachers. Under the new agreement, teachers will be evaluated based on multiple measures of student growth and academic achievement, rather than just on standardized test scores. This will help ensure that teachers are evaluated fairly and accurately and will help promote a more comprehensive approach to assessing teacher performance.
Finally, the new agreement includes provisions related to health insurance and retirement benefits. The district will continue to provide health insurance coverage for teachers and their families, and teachers will have the option to participate in a retirement plan.
Overall, the new Hatboro Horsham Collective Bargaining Agreement represents an important step forward for both the district and its teachers. By addressing key issues related to salaries, professional development, evaluation, and benefits, the agreement will help ensure that teachers are able to provide the highest quality education to students in the district.