Bargaining Update February 22, 2018 Bargaining Highlights The District has withdrawn all of their proposed take-backs on Class Size and Special Education. Their previous proposals would have increased class size TK-12 across the board, increased special educator caseloads, and triggered layoffs. We are moving closer on non-monetary articles including Hours and Shared Decision-making. Wages continue to be the sticking point. The next wage proposal will be made by SDEA on Thursday, Feb. 22. Read below for additional details and full proposals. District Withdraws All Take-backs on Class Size and Special Education At Thursday’s bargaining session, the District made new proposals on Class Size and Special Education that withdrew all of the concessions they were seeking in those two articles. What changed since the last time they made Class Size and […]
Posted on Feb 20, 2018 | Read more
Bargaining Update February 2, 2018 Bargaining Highlights The District again proposed a 0% raise for up to 3 years. SDEA’s team made a strong special education proposal, and made clear that there simply will not be an agreement that includes increasing special educator caseloads. Good progress is finally being made on several non-monetary items. That’s a step in the right direction, but won’t get us all the way to a settlement. Read below for additional details and full proposals. Where We’re Stuck: Wages, Special Education and Class Size Yesterday the District once again proposed no raise for two and possible three years. That would drop SDEA members’ wages to the bottom quartile in the region. Plus, the District still has proposals on the table that could increase TK-12 class sizes […]
Posted on Feb 2, 2018 | Read more
Bargaining Update January 22, 208 Bargaining Highlights SDEA’s bargaining team scrubbed the District’s budget. Revenues for this year actually jumped $31 million this fall. Then the District increased their spending by $56 million! Does this sound like a District that can’t afford a raise? SDEA’s team made a strong proposal on wages, class size and hours that includes a 2% retroactive raise for this year and a 2.5% raise for next year. SDEA’s team is fighting to protect class size and special education caseloads, while SDUSD once again proposed increasing special education caseloads. Read below for additional details and full proposals. Budget Last Thursday’s bargaining session started with a discussion of the District’s budget. The SDEA bargaining team […]
Posted on Jan 22, 2018 | Read more
Bargaining Update December 15, 2017 Bargaining Highlights Over two days of bargaining this week, SDUSD did not make one single bargaining proposal. SDEA’s team continued to fight for a strong L.E.A.R.N. contract with proposals on Special Education, Transfer and the Speech Language Pathologist Salary Appendix. Read below for additional details and full proposals. SDEA’s Team Continued the L.E.A.R.N. Fight SDEA’s bargaining team continued to push for lower special educator caseloads with a new Special Education proposal. SDEA also made a Transfer proposal that would expand members’ voluntary transfer rights while protecting seniority. The SDEA bargaining team was joined by a group of Speech Language Pathologists who spoke passionately and eloquently about the need to bargain fair compensation that will honor current members’ service to the District and also attract new […]
Posted on Dec 18, 2017 | Read more
Bargaining Update December 1, 2017 Bargaining Highlights SDUSD made another regressive, concessionary proposal on Special Education. Their proposal would raise caseloads and lead to layoffs. Tentative agreement was reached on increasing “no tell” personal days from three to eleven, a change that SDEA members have sought for years. SDEA and SDUSD inched closer together on Shared Decision-making and Charter Schools, but no deals were reached. Read below for additional details and full proposals. Special Education: District Continues to Propose Caseload Increases SDUSD proposed caseloads of 22 for all Education Specialist: Mild/Moderate teachers and Resource Specialists. This would be an increase of two for 465 special educators! Our schools need more special education teachers, not less. By increasing caseloads, the District could layoff dozens of special educators, continuing their path of […]
Posted on Dec 4, 2017 | Read more
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