SRCS and SRTA met and negotiated on February 1st.
SRCS responded to SRTA’s proposals on Article 6 Hours and Days of Employment, Article 14 Class Size and Article 16 Compensation.
SRCS offered to maintain two professional development days as a permanent part of our work year. They offered 1% pay raise and only a $500 increase in healthcare. They offered no increase to dental coverage.
SRTA asked for limits on class size to help our students meet the new graduation requirements, and SRCS said no.
SRTA proposed caps on class size and caseloads for our special education students, and SRCS said no.
SRTA proposed caseload and workload limits for Psychs, Speech and Language Pathologists (SLPs), and Nurses. SRCS rejected all these improvements and instead proposed more work for less pay for these members.
SRCS proposed longer work days and fundamental changes to working conditions for all members, with no extra compensation.
SRCS proposed to require Graduation as a professional duty for all secondary teachers, rather than an adjunct duty.
On a positive note, SRTA has achieved modest improvements and a codification of the status quo in Article 9 Evaluation Procedure and Article 13 Transfers.
The next step is to wait to hear from Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) regarding our request for a mediator. We will follow PERB’s direction and continue to advocate that SRCS join us in prioritizing students and educators. SRTA will stand firm in our advocacy for students and educators and will continue to work for a ratifiable agreement.
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