Wow, medical costs go up and you want someone else to pay for them. Heaven help us if you have to support yourselves the way the rest of us do. Most of us are paying more for less. One look at your plan and I have to wonder what you are crying about.<quoted text>
Please, full disclosure on who put that document together - most everything the teachers ask for is given the response "Less funds available for other purposes." Well duh let's not buy books or computers or ??? either then we'll have more funds available for other purposes.
Why don't you post an accurate response to the district's proposal. What about their plan to put together a "committee" to review compensation but then are not required to follow the recommendations from the committee. That means, the board can keep anyone's salary the same for an extended period of time and oh by the way, they will also only give a set amount to their medical insurance so if that goes up every year, the teacher's take home pay will get reduced that much every year as well.
Try a real high deductible plan that you can afford like so many of your neighbors. High deductible means $2500 per person/$7000 per family, that is a far cry from your $250 per person/$600 per family.
If the cost of gas goes up again will you want us to warrant you so that you don't have to pay anymore for the product?
If the cost of steak goes down, will you be returning part of your salary to the taxpayers?
If you buy a new house and it costs less than your old one you sold will the school district receive the difference?
Anyone else see how ludicrous this argument can become?
Neither the taxpayer, nor anyone else, can or should warrant you from the every one of the possible vagaries of life.
Welcome to our world where uncertainty is a normal condition.