By Richard Bammer
Travis Unified leaders, when they meet tonight, face a light agenda, with one noteworthy item, a proposed off-schedule, one-time payment to district teachers.
During the September board meeting, Jamie Metcalf, the chief business official, noted an additional $1.2 million in state ADA (average daily attendance) had been found in the budget and was available for a possible payment to teachers.
“It was more than they thought they would have,” Shari Herout, president of the 280-member Travis Unified Teachers Association, said Monday. “The district got permission (from the governing board to bring it to the (negotiating) table.”
“It could be used for employee compensation and/or safety issues,” such as blacktop repairs, fire alarms and school bells, she added.