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Santa Rosa City Schools
November 13, 2019 6:00PM
4:00 p.m. - Closed Session 6:00 p.m. - Open Session Santa Rosa City Hall - City Council Chambers 100 Santa Rosa Avenue, Santa Rosa
Please take time to review the following abbreviated version of the agenda. Click here to see the entire agenda. It has live links on many items with more information. If you want to comment on any items, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please CC email@example.com on your comments.
Regular meetings are televised on local cable channel 27 and re-broadcast the following Saturday at 7:00 PM and again Sunday at 9:00 AM. Videos of the meetings are also live-streamed and posted on the SRCS YouTube Channel. Link to livestream and videos of prior meetings
Closed Session Items:
A.1. Public Comment On Closed Session Agenda
B.1. Public Employee Performance Evaluation (Title of employee being reviewed: Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent, Principals, Vice Principals, Assistant Principals, Directors, Coordinators)
SRTA supports an evaluation process that includes many perspectives.
B.2. Conference With Legal Counsel - Existing Litigation (Case name: Santa Rosa Teachers Association v. SRCS; Lammoglia-Morel)
B.3. Two Student Expulsion Cases
C. RECONVENE TO REGULAR OPEN SESSION (6:00 p.m.)
C.8. Special Presentations for Student of the Month and Certificated/Classified Employees of the Month (Brook Hill Elementary School, Montgomery High School, Slater Middle School)
SRTA congratulates those being recognized. BHES, MHS, and HSMS members are encouraged to come to the meeting to honor their own.
C.9. School Site Parent Organization Updates (Brook Hill Elementary School, Slater Middle School, Montgomery High School)
SRTA acknowledges the crucial support offered by parents to our sites.
C.11. Public Comment On Non Agenda Items
SRTA members are invited to complete blue speaker cards to speak to the board for up to three minutes, as are all members of the public. Items not on the agenda are addressed at this time. Items on the agenda are addressed during discussion of the item, using the same blue card.
Speakers are needed at the board meeting to put a face to the messages contained here, and share real experiences of the impact of district policies and practices. Please commit to attending a board meeting, and speaking to an agenda item that impacts you or your students. Speakers are most impactful when they are well spoken, composed and reasonable.
E. CONSENT ITEMS
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West Sonoma County Teachers Association Goes On Strike Wednesday
Following intimidation and scare tactics and a final offer that would send many veteran teachers home with less money WSCTA has officially notified WSCUHSD of their intent to strike on Wednesday, November 13th.
After going a year without a contract, the Fact-Finder agreed with the teachers on the need for a 12% raise over three years, but also suggested a cap to benefits. The teachers’ original ask was for 12%, and they are sticking to it, without a cap to benefits. The district lawyer, Paul Boylan, is being paid well to say the district can’t afford the raise. Those paying attention recognize his name as working with other local districts making the news with negotiation conflicts.
We know that budgets are based on priorities, and it is time for those teaching in expensive Sonoma County to stand together to raise our living and working conditions.
Sonoma West Newspaper Article
WSCTA FB Page
RED FOR ED Wednesday!
SRTA is having Red For Ed solidarity action on Wednesday in support of WSCTA. Please wear Red to school. Take a picture with your colleagues in red and post it to social media. Please tag @WeAreSRTA and #WeAreSRTA as well as #WeAreWSCTA so that we can share that support publicly.
You can print and hold these We Support WSCTA signs if you like. They also look great in your car window. Click for JPG Version, PDF Version
Union Busting Alert in West Sonoma County
Lily Smedshammer, the WSCTA President was served with 2 lawsuits, filed on behalf of WSCUHSD at her home. Lawsuit #1 seeks to break WSCTA solidarity and illegally stop a group of their Special Ed teachers from exercising their protected right to strike. Lawsuit #2 seeks to stop WSCTA from striking NEAR school property. These frivolous lawsuits are a violation of their right to strike and an attempt to weaken their line by dividing their bargaining unit and threatening their ability to assemble on public property. The injunction will be before the court Tuesday morning from 8-10 am.
SRTA Stands with WSCTA
Do something to support this growing movement of teachers standing up for themselves and their students. Attend their fundraiser, or donate online. Stand with them on the picket line. Visit them on the picket line and provide verbal support or sustenance. Email their board members asking for a long overdue fair contract. The impact of the broader community supporting the prioritization of teachers is what makes the difference. Your actions and or voice are needed in this effort. Show up at the board meeting at the El Molino library at 6 pm Wednesday, and/or email their Board member (emails are below.)
Tomorrow, Monday Nov. 11th 2pm at Hopmunk Tavern in Sebastopol
Your $20+ donation gets you a drink, appetizers, and community. The teachers of West Sonoma County need this support to fund strike expenses and provide some relief to members with immediate salary stress. All unused proceeds will be donated to the Ed Foundations at El Molino and Analy High Schools!
WSCTA Fundraiser Facebook Event for the fundraiser
If you can’t make the fundraiser tomorrow but would like to support WSCTA’s strike fund you can donate through GoFundMe.
WSCTA Strike Fund - GoFundMe
Tell the WSCUHSD to come to the table with an offer the teachers can accept
Email the West Sonoma County Union High School District school board members to demand a fair contract now for their teachers. Below are their email addresses:
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