CEP – All Students Eat For Free

NEW for 2018-19

Concrete School District is participating in a federal meal program called Community Eligibility Provision (CEP). This program provides all students a nutritious breakfast and lunch at no cost, regardless of family income.  However, some of the education programs the district provides are funded from state dollars that require our school to collect household information for all students attending CEP schools. The Family Income Survey will capture this information and ensure the district/school receives all entitled funding.  Please contact the District Office at 360-853-4000 if you have questions.

A second breakfast or lunch may be purchased at the following prices:

PK-12th Breakfast $1.50
PK-6th Lunch $2.75
7th-12th Lunch $2.95
Milk $0.60

As directed by the State Auditor’s Office, there will be no charging of any type. Funds must be available for all second meal or ala carte purchases.

Concrete School District Correction on Negotiations

Concrete School District Correction on Negotiations

The USVEA negotiators have brought to our attention that we have an error in our statement
regarding the 37% beginning teacher salary increase. The amount inclusive of their previous
Tri- pay and base salary should have been 14%. We apologize to the USVEA for this error and
continue to work toward an agreement.

Concrete School Board Statement On Negotiations

Concrete School Board Statement

The Concrete School Board is currently negotiating with our teachers to meet the best contractual agreement for all parties. Negotiations are always a process and will continue until we reach an agreement. We believe that the offers which have been presented are comparable with districts of our size and economic capacity. The Concrete teachers have been offered an average salary raise of 16% with a starting salary of $50,000 for no experience, which is a 37% raise over the 2017-2018 salary schedule. This offer included a top salary of $95,000 from the previous 2017-18 salary of $82,000 with each teacher receiving $1,000 for professional development. The district receives an average salary allocation of $73,042 for each teacher and have a veteran staff with 13 teachers who would have made the maximum salary offered of $95,000. The district also proposed a $350 per teacher allocation for classroom supplies. We are saddened that no agreement with USVEA Concrete teachers was able to be reached. Our School Board has a fiscal responsibility to the community and our students and has been committed to ensuring programs are funded for our kids!!! These programs will not be sacrificed, as they are essential in providing quality education for the students of Concrete. The Board and teachers union will now move to mediation, with the board still hopeful for a resolution that is best for our students and District. If you have any questions regarding the impact of these negotiations on students and the district please contact the district Business Manager Danna Rogers or Superintendent Wayne Barrett