Special Education Workload Settlement Reached!

Posted on July 19, 2010

SDEA and SDUSD have reached an agreement that will create better caseloads and new workload protections for special educators, concluding the special 60-day workload bargaining process agreed to during negotiations for the 2008-2013 contracts. This settlement marks real progress toward the priorities that SDEA’s special educators shared during the bargaining listening sessions with 4,000+ members two years ago. The language of the agreement will be incorporated into Article 30: Special Education of the new 2010-2013 contract, and will take effect for the 2010-2011 school year. However, there remain real areas of need that will be addressed through a joint SDEA-SDUSD process to continue negotiating special education workload. The parties will work over the course of the coming year to create and refine a workload model that must be implemented in the 2011-2012 school year.

To read a more detailed summary of or to download the signed agreement, visit the Bargaining Updates page.

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