New Hope Solebury School District Collective Bargaining Agreement

The New Hope-Solebury School District Collective Bargaining Agreement: What You Need to Know

Collective bargaining agreements (CBAs) are legally binding agreements between employers and unions that set the terms and conditions of employment for workers. In the New Hope-Solebury School District, a new CBA was recently negotiated between the district and the New Hope-Solebury Education Association (NHSEA). Here`s what you need to know about this new agreement:

Term and Salary Increases

The new CBA covers the period from 2020 to 2023 and includes salary increases for NHSEA members each year. In the first year, the salary increase will be 3.0%, followed by a 3.15% increase in the second year and a 3.3% increase in the third year. In addition to these base salary increases, some members of NHSEA who qualify will receive additional stipends.

Healthcare Benefits

Under the new CBA, NHSEA members will continue to receive healthcare benefits through the district, with no changes to the current plan design. The district will also continue to contribute to the members` healthcare premiums. However, prescription drug co-pays will increase from $5 to $10 for generic drugs and from $25 to $30 for brand-name drugs.

Professional Development and Workload

The new CBA includes provisions for increased professional development opportunities for NHSEA members, as well as a reduction in the number of required evening meetings. The agreement also limits the number of required meetings and professional development days outside of the normal school day.


Overall, the new CBA between the New Hope-Solebury School District and NHSEA represents a compromise between the interests of the district and the union. With salary increases, continued healthcare benefits, and increased professional development opportunities, NHSEA members can feel secure in their employment for the next three years. The agreement also shows progress towards a better work-life balance for NHSEA members, with reduced evening meetings and limits on required meetings and professional development outside of the normal school day.