2007 Average Cost Increases for School Districts

Health Premiums

Individual 12.8%; Family 12.8%

Individual 11.4%; Family 11.7%

Individual: 11.3%; Family 10.7%

Individual 36.2%; Family 34.3%

Source: NYSSBA Teacher Contract Survey

Fuel Costs
Heating Oil
2002 to 2003 - 86.7%
2003 to 2004 - 17.4%
2004 to 2005 - 57.7%
2005 to 2006 - 15.2%
2006 to 2007 - 1.9%
2002 to 2007 - 185.5%

Gasoline
2002 to 2003 - 15.7%
2003 to 2004 - 18.2%
2004 to 2005 - 22.1%
2005 to 2006 - 13.1%
2002 to 2006 - 88.9%

Source: Energy Information Administration

Pensions
TRS Employer Contribution Rate
2002-03 - 0.36%
2003-04 - 2.52%
2004-05 - 5.63%
2005-06 - 7.97%
2006-07 - 8.60%

ERS Employer Contribution Rate
2002 - 1.8%
2003 - 1.9%
2004 - 5.9%
2005 - 12.9%
2006 - 11.4%

Source: New York State Comptroller