SDEA Wins Layoff Impacts and Effects Settlement

Posted on April 10, 2017

The SDEA and SDUSD bargaining teams reached an agreement on protections for laid off members regarding transfer rights, year-round schools, packing and moving, and other items that affect laid off members’ working conditions. Highlights of the agreement include:

  • Any recalls that occur based on the SERP will take place by May 12, 2017.
  • Delay of the May Post and Bid to May 15, 2017.
  • Agreement to return recalled members to their jobs and their schools up until those vacancies are filled.
  • Year-round teachers can finish the school year in their own classrooms with pro rata pay.
  • Extension of Reduced Workload and Job Share deadlines.
  • A clear, fair recall process.

Click here to download the complete agreement.

What’s next?

Layoff impacts and effects bargaining is over, but we still have work ahead of us in our fight to say NO to LAYOFFS and YES to a L.E.A.R.N.! union contract that gives our kids and schools the resources they really need. At today’s layoff hearing, the District’s interim Chief Financial Officer testified that the District’s (alleged) deficit can be solved with fewer than 500 layoff notices—but the School Board and Superintendent Cindy Marten have issued almost 1,000! She also testified that even if more money than expected comes in, she recommends that it be put in the bank for future years instead of recalling educators now. That’s wrong for members, and it’s definitely wrong for our students.

The School Board and Marten must be held accountable for their bad decisions. The Board must vote whether or not to finalize permanent layoffs at their meeting on May 9. To make sure that they vote the right way, educators and parents are holding Town Hall meetings with all five School Board members and Superintendent Cindy Marten on April 26, 27 and May 1 from 4-6 the SDEA union hall (10393 San Diego Mission Rd.). These Town Halls are your chance to make sure District decision-makers hear your story! Schools are encouraged to adopt a Town Hall and pass out flyers to invite parents to attend as well. Wear red, bring a friend, and be ready to hold their feet to the fire!

SDEA leadership will continue to communicate with you regarding organizing opportunities as we fight the District’s unnecessary layoffs.

Together we are stronger!

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