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.