Learn more about the impact of Prop. 206
On Nov. 8, Arizona voters passed Prop. 206, the Minimum Wage and Paid Time Off Initiative. This new law raises the minimum hourly wage to $10 in 2017 and incrementally raises it to $12 by 2020. Beginning July 1, 2017, it also requires that employees accrue one hour of paid sick time for every 30 hours worked.
Will the base hourly rate for ranges 8-15 be increased to $10?
No. We will continue to calculate compensation based on the 2016-17 MESPA Working Conditions and Benefits document. If the calculated compensation is below $10, it will be adjusted to $10.
Will years of experience and education compensation rate adjustments be in addition to the $10 hourly rate?
All calculations will be based on the 2016-17 MESPA Working Conditions and Benefits document. If the hourly rate including years of experience and education compensation adjustments is less than $10, the new hourly rate will be $10.
How many employees will receive hourly wage increases to $10?
Approximately 1,800 employees will receive hourly wage increases of $0.01 to $1.95, depending on their current compensation.
What is the cost the district?
The estimated annual expense is $400,000. Because these funds were not part of the budget, they will come from our contingency funds.
What if I have additional questions?
If you have additional questions, please contact Christi Chapman in Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org or 480-472-0420.