Bargaining Update May 19, 2017 SDEA Proposes Overhaul of Transfer Process and a Major Expansion of Parental and Other Leaves SDUSD Proposes Gutting Our Transfer Article and Seniority Rights Today’s bargaining session highlighted a growing division between SDEA members and the District. Do we want a District where decisions are made together by educators, administrators, classified workers, parents, and all community stakeholders? Or do we want a District where decisions are top-down and management driven, with no one else having a voice or a seat at the table? SDEA members believe in the first vision, and advanced two key areas of our L.E.A.R.N.! campaign today to do exactly that. SDEA’s team proposed an entirely new transfer process that is fair and transparent, and a leave article that significantly expands parental […]
Posted on May 19, 2017 | Read more
At the permanent member layoff hearing, laid off members and members designated to be “skipped” by SDUSD all received strong legal representation. At the end of the day all SDEA members were united around the fact that layoffs were arbitrary and destructive. Our attorneys clearly pointed out that the district laid-off FAR MORE members than their own projected worst case deficit deemed necessary. In fact, the district’s CFO testified that they needed to reduce less than 500 certificated employees to address their projected deficit and yet issued close to 1,000 layoff notices. The judge has issued his proposed ruling and found that the district did not have a valid case for skipping TK and Dual Language educators while upholding the district’s “skip” criteria for IB teachers. This ruling further illustrates […]
Posted on May 9, 2017 | Read more
District Withdraws Proposal to Cut Enrichment/Prep Time, Backs off of Plan to Centralize Prep Time Teachers for Now
Bargaining Update April 28, 2017 Bargaining our next union contract is officially underway, and SDEA members are already making headway at the bargaining table. In anticipation of our first bargaining session yesterday, SDUSD sent over a proposal a week ago that would have completely eliminated the elementary enrichment/prep time program. In addition to cutting crucial enrichment for our students, their proposal would have slashed elementary educator prep time from roughly ten hours a month to less than four hours a month. Yesterday, in response to member pressure, SDUSD withdrew that proposal entirely. The District also agreed to honor our contract and cease any attempts to centralize elementary enrichment/prep positions for the 2017-18 school year, likely resolving the class action grievance and Unfair Labor Practice Charge that SDEA filed over […]
Posted on Apr 28, 2017 | Read more
The school board & superintendent are laying off 1 in every 7 educators, so… WE’RE FIGHTING BACK! Parents and educators are holding town hall meetings with Superintendent Cindy Marten and every school board member. We want them to hear from us about how laying off nearly 1,000 educators and making other slash-and-burn cuts negatively effects our students and communities. Wednesday, April 26, 4-6PM with Trustee Kevin Beiser Thursday, April 27, 4-6PM with Trustees Barrera & McQuary Monday, May 1, 4-6PM with Superintendent Marten & Trustees Evans & Whitehurst-Payne We know these layoff notices are wrong! Their projected budget deficit is based on worst-case scenario predictions. The District doesn’t really know what its budget will be until June. Right now they are just guessing, and they have a long history of […]
Posted on Apr 5, 2017 | Read more
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