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The VSBA Welcomes Sue Ceglowski, Our New Executive
Sue Ceglowski transitioned from Director of Policy & Legal Services on November 8.
Please feel free to contact Sue with any concerns or congratulations!
Commission on Public School Employee Health Benefits
Act 11 of 2018 created the Commission on Public School Employee Health Benefits. The Commission was mandated to determine the relative shares of health insurance premiums and out-of-pocket expenses that should be paid by Vermont school districts and their employees.
The school board representatives have presented a proposal that reflects a commitment to providing high quality, generous benefits to school employees. The proposal being advanced by the employer commissioners will retain health care plans for educational employees that on average are rated as “platinum plus” under the metal designation criteria of the federal Affordable Care Act. Yet the proposal also balances the needs of school employees with the imperative to slow the growth of health care costs for school districts to a more sustainable level.
The school boards and the school employee unions have been unable to reach an agreement since beginning meeting in April. The two sides are now engaged in mediation and fact finding in an effort to reach a resolution.