Ogwira ntchito kusukulu ena ku New Jersey azilipira zambiri kuti apindule ndi thanzi chaka chamawa pomwe boma livomereza kukweza chiwongola dzanja

Pambuyo pa masiku akuchulukitsa ogwira ntchito m’boma ndi akumaloko, msonkhano wa boma Lolemba udavomereza kuwonjezereka kwandalama za inshuwaransi yazaumoyo kwa aphunzitsi ena ndi ogwira ntchito kusukulu ku New Jersey chaka chamawa.

Komiti ya State School Employee Health Benefits Committee idavotera 5-1 kuti ionjezere mitengo pafupifupi 15% mchaka cha 2023 kwa omwe adalembetsa nawo pulogalamu yazaumoyo ya ogwira ntchito kusukulu zaboma.

Kuwonjezekaku kumatanthauza kuti ogwira ntchito azilipira zambiri m’matumba awo ndipo zigawo zidzawononga ndalama zambiri, zomwe zingakhudze okhometsa msonkho ndi misonkho yapamwamba kapena kuchepetsa mapulogalamu ndi antchito. Okhala ku New Jersey amalipira kale misonkho yapamwamba kwambiri mdziko muno pafupifupi, ndipo ndalama zambiri zawo zimapita kusukulu.

Zigawo za sukulu zimalipira ndalama za inshuwaransi, poyerekeza ndi kuchuluka kwa antchito omwe amalipidwa, zimasiyana malinga ndi chigawo, malingana ndi zomwe mabungwe akambirana. Zigawo zimawononga ndalama zambiri, ndipo antchito amalipira zotsalazo.

Voti ya Lolemba imabwera patatha masiku asanu bungwe lina lazaumoyo litavota kuti livomereze kukwera kwa manambala awiri pamakonzedwe a inshuwaransi yazaumoyo okhudza ogwira ntchito m’boma opitilira 800,000. Mgwirizano wamphindi womaliza pakati pa oyang’anira a Bwanamkubwa Phil Murphy ndi mabungwe ogwira ntchito amachepetsa mtolo kwa ogwira ntchito m’boma. Mapulani a ogwira ntchito m’tauni ndi m’maboma akwera pafupifupi 23%.

Akuluakulu aboma ati ziwopsezozi zayamba chifukwa cha zinthu zambiri, kuphatikiza kukwera mtengo kwachipatala, kukwera kwamitengo komanso zovuta zomwe zikuchitika chifukwa cha mliri wa coronavirus.

Kuwonjezeka kovomerezeka Lolemba kumangokhudza zigawo za sukulu ndi makoleji achigawo omwe amagwiritsa ntchito ndondomeko yaumoyo ya boma. Madera ena amapeza inshuwaransi yawo kudzera mu mapulani apadera.

Pafupifupi theka la zigawo 600 za New Jersey zimatenga nawo gawo pa mapulani a boma. Pofika m’mwezi wa July, anthu oposa 150,000 anakhudzidwa ndi pulogalamuyi, malinga ndi kunena kwa ofesi ya msungichuma wa boma.

New Jersey School Boards Association idatsutsa chigamulochi, ponena kuti kuwonjezekako kunali “kwambiri” kuposa zomwe zachitika posachedwa.

Gululi linanenanso kuti kuwonjezekaku kumabwera pambuyo poti ndalama zambiri zamaboma zamalizidwa kale, zomwe zitha kukakamiza ma board asukulu kuti achepetse mapulogalamu kapena ozimitsa moto.

“Kusunthaku kungakhale ndi zotsatira zoipa kwambiri pa bajeti za chigawo – ndipo potsirizira pake kufooketsa chipambano cha ophunzira,” Erin Loveberry, pulezidenti wa National Official Scholarship Association (NJSBA) anatero m’mawu ake.

Dr Timothy Purnell, wamkulu wa gululo, adapempha Murphy ndi nyumba yamalamulo kuti “apereke mpumulo ku makhonsolo am’deralo omwe akhudzidwa ndi izi.”

Carl Tanksley, woyimilira wamkulu wa NJSBA komanso woyimilira pa Health Benefits Committee, adaponya voti Lolemba lokha.

Bungwe la New Jersey Education Association, bungwe lalikulu kwambiri la aphunzitsi m’boma, likuti kuwonjezekaku kumabwera pambuyo pa zaka ziwiri zakutsika kwa chiwongola dzanja chamaphunziro azaumoyo.

“Komabe, kuwonjezeka kwa bukuli nthawi zonse kumakhala kodetsa nkhawa,” adatero mneneri wa NJEA Stephen Baker. “Ndicho chifukwa chake tidapempha zambiri zachiwonjezochi ndipo sitinavote pamitengo mpaka titapeza chidziwitsocho.”

Baker adalimbikitsa mamembala a NJEA kuti m’malo mwake alembetse ku New Jersey Educator Health Plan yazaka ziwiri, yomwe adati “imapereka chithandizo chapamwamba kwambiri pamtengo wotsika mtengo kwa mamembala athu.”

“Timagawana nkhawa za kuchuluka kwa mitengoyo komanso momwe zimakhudzira antchito aboma ndi olemba anzawo ntchito,” adatero Danielle Currie, wolankhulira ofesi ya Treasurer State.

Koma Currie adanena kuti ndondomeko yokhazikitsa mitengo imatsimikiziridwa ndi malamulo a boma, ndipo mitengo “imakhala yofanana kwambiri, yoyendetsedwa ndi ntchito yeniyeni ya chaka chatha ndi ndalama zomwe zikuyembekezeka, ndipo pamapeto pake zimaganiziridwa ndi makomiti opindulitsa thanzi.”

Makomiti omwe amavomereza mitengo ya inshuwaransi kwa ogwira ntchito ku New Jersey amapangidwa ndi akuluakulu aboma ndi oyimilira mabungwe.

NJ Advance Media Staff Wolemba Derek Hall Thandizani ku lipotili.

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