On June 19th, the Leadership and Bargaining Teams of SDEA and the District took time to discuss the path of Bargaining. We discussed the goals and priorities of both parties as bargaining continues and progresses throughout the summer. The SDEA bargaining team continued to focus on our Fight for 5 priorities with our latest proposal on Hours (Article 8). The Bargaining Team proposed the following: New language that protects preparation time for non-classroom educators. The Team gave details where preparation time was inconsistent and inequitable at sites. Increasing preparation time for elementary unit members from 45 minutes to 90 minutes per week. In addition, the Team proposed setting aside 75% of modified days for elementary preparation time. Limiting mandatory emergency class coverage to three hours in one academic year, with […]
Posted on Jun 23, 2014 | Read more
This is an update to the March 28th, 2014 SDEA and SDUSD grievance settlement on elementary class size. SDEA and SDUSD have reached a grievance settlement regarding the District’s violations of elementary teachers’ class size caps this year, and have amended that grievance to include Elementary Prep Time teachers. Additionally, many members submitted appeals to SDUSD Labor Relations, and the original list of impacted members has been expanded to include the new grievants. Elementary teachers saw their class sizes soar this fall. SDEA members fought back against these increases, packing School Board meetings, delivering a petition with thousands of signatures to Superintendent Cindy Marten, holding Board members’ feet to the fire at accountability sessions, and conducting group grievance meetings with principals to enforce the current contract language. SDEA leaders filed […]
Posted on Jun 11, 2014 | Read more
SDEA and SDUSD have reached an agreement on fire-related leaves taken on Friday, May 16. Unit members who took leave as a result of the fires shall have the day restored upon signed verification. Unit members should fill out a modified sick/personal business/personal necessity leave form available at school sites (a signature is required to certify absence was fire-related). The site is responsible for returning the form to the SDUSD Payroll Dept, attention Dana Chemoy-Brunetto via FAX 619-686-6729 or email@example.com.
Posted on Jun 11, 2014 | Read more
TODAY: Delegation to the School Board to STOP Supt. Marten’s 11th hour, hatchet-style staffing “plan”!
Last night, SDUSD put in motion a plan to CUT ONE TEACHER from EVERY school across the district – no matter whether your school has 9 teachers or 120! This eleventh-hour staffing “plan” is a bad idea, no matter how you cut it! This “plan”: Violates site based shared decision-making and post-and-bid procedures in our union contract Violates the spirit of the community-based Local Control Accountability Plan Violates common sense! Top-level district administrators revealed this hatchet-style school staffing “plan” to SDEA member-leaders last night at the regularly scheduled joint SDEA-SDUSD Contract Administration Committee meeting – AFTER principals were notified to begin the cutting! In the meeting, SDEA President Bill Freeman and President-Elect Lindsay Burningham took a strong stand against it, but it’s going to take all of us together to […]
Posted on Jun 10, 2014 | Read more
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