Negotiations

Tentative Agreement

SWTA Bargaining Update:

No Movement!  Impasse Imminent

On January 27th the district and SWTA met to try to continue negotiations. No new proposals were brought to the table by either party. Both parties discussed finance and disagreed about priorities.

As it stands now the district will be filing impasse papers to PERB. Our current proposals going into impasse are as follows:

  SWTA Current Proposals Districts Current Proposals
Class Size TK K 24:1 with 90 min aide time

Grades 1-3 24:1 site average

Grades 4-6 31:1 site average

Grades 7-8 32:1 site average

Mild/Mod 12:1 Mod/Sev 10:1

RSP caseload 28:1

Counselor 1 per every 2 sites

Certificated Nurse 1 per 2 sites

TK K 25:1 reverts back to 28:1 if LCFF funding decreases

Never offered a counter for Nurses or Counselors

 

 

Prep

Planning

10 minimum days (1 a month) and report card/assessment release time 7 minimum days planning time
Wages 8% increase 3.5% increase w/added steps to schedule
Preschool Planning ½ day 10 times a year and ½ day for each required assessment, 1 day for first report card only 2 hours of planning preparation 7 times a year
Evaluation MOU to pilot a new evaluation system including safeguards to maintain rights for those who participate MOU pilot language insisted on access to take and use still photography without consent or notification
Health Ben TA reached and implemented for increase to $12,000 for each eligible member

 

Thank you for your support at Thursday’s March and Board Meeting. Your job actions including resigning from committees are being felt! Please see your site rep for updates and next steps. 

SWTA Bargaining Team– Lori Palmer chair, Erica Montoya, Andrew Sheiner,

Sara Golden, Frank Cherry, CTA Staff Mary Ellen Berumen

SWTA Bargaining Update: January 20, 2016

 Negotiations ended today with the District announcing their intent to file for impasse

  • On January 20th the District and SWTA met to negotiate. No agreement was reached on the pilot program for evaluations and no movement was made for health and welfare benefits, salary, or class size.
  • SWTA has made significant movement previously on all language issues, and believes the District has not.
  • Remember they can afford to make movement in negotiations. SWTA is willing to listen to further offers from the district, but their intent is to file for impasse instead.

It’s time to ramp it up! If the district is successful in pursuing impasse, mediation is next. Bargaining team members and executive board members will be visiting sites to get your input and explain the negotiations procedures for mediation and the possibility of fact finding.

We need to convince the board to make some movement in negotiations. 

Next possible Negotiations January 27, 2016.

SWTA Bargaining Team– Lori Palmer chair, Erica Montoya, Andrew Sheiner, Sara Golden, Frank Cherry, CTA Staff Mary Ellen Berumen

No Movement from the District

On June 15, 2015, the district and SWTA bargaining teams met. The district made no movement towards the SWTA proposals for collaboration/prep time, report card/assessment release time, class size reduction, salary, or health and welfare benefits. Our team continues to negotiate in good faith.

It is clear the district is not willing to provide planning or collaboration time to adjust for increased workload nor are they willing to increase your pay or benefits to compensate you for it. If we are to make any headway in achieving your priorities of time and compensation, everyone must present a united front and participate in all SWTA actions.

Please keep in contact with your Site Reps throughout the summer and check the SWTA web site for future updates. Remember, without your participation in all future SWTA actions, you will receive only what the district chooses to give you and not even close to what you deserve. If you know of other unit members who have not received updates due to lack of personal email, please contact them and refer them to the website.

Please see below for all the proposals

Next Meeting – August 19th

In Solidarity,

SWTA Bargaining Team– Chair: Lori Palmer, Sara Golden, Andrew Sheiner, Erica Montoya,

Frank Cherry, CTA Staff Mary Ellen Berumen

June 15, 2015

Article 6  HOURS

6.2.2

Members of the unit may be required by their immediate supervisor to perform teacher-related duties during the unit member on-site work day which include: parent conferences, educational field trips, IEP meetings, S.S.T. team meetings. If any of the above extend beyond the duty day, the unit member will be paid out of contract pay. No member will be required to work more than one and one half (1.5) hours past their duty day for these specific events.

6.2.2.5

Members of the unit may be required by their immediate supervisor to attend one (1) open house on a date/time agreed upon by the site members.

6.2.2.6

Members of the unit shall have one (1) two (2) minimum release days for the purpose of preparing, administering, scoring, and inputting data for each required district assessment to include ELA, Math or any future required assessments.

6.2.2.7

Unit members who are required to attend an IEP meeting after their duty day will be paid out of contract pay. No unit member will be required to stay more than one and one half (1.5) hours past their instructional day.

6.2.2.7

Teachers in Transitional Kindergarten, Kindergarten and 1, 2, & 3 TK-8 will

receive the following to be used in preparation of their report cards: the choice of

one (1) substitute day, or a stipend equal to the cost of a substitute, for the first

reporting period and the choice of one (1) substitute day, or stipend equal to the cost of the substitute for the second reporting period. Teachers in grades 4 – 8 will receive the following to be used for the preparation of report cards: the choice of two (2) substitute days, or a stipend equal to the cost of a substitute, for the first reporting period and the choice of one (1) substitute day, or a stipend equal to the cost of a substitute, for the second reporting period. Each year, teachers will notify their site principal in writing, in advance of each parent conference/reporting period, as to their choice of a substitute or stipend. Substitute days for this purpose will be scheduled by the District and must be used five (5) days prior to and/or during the District designated reporting period and are not cumulative. If, through no fault of the District or the teacher, a substitute teacher is not available to cover for a scheduled substitute day, then the teacher will receive a stipend equal to the cost of the substitute. The teacher must first report to work and after a substitute has arrived, the teacher has the option to work on or off campus in a confidential, non-public setting. For TK-8 teachers one (1) of the District’s Wednesday (minimum day) will be allocated for preparation of report cards during the second and third reporting period.

6.2.2.8

Planning/Preparation time will be defined as secured time to gather materials, assemble resources, create lessons, make copies, prepare technology, contact parents, and other planning and preparation needs as determined by the unit member to support the learning environment. Two Nineteen (19) Ten (10) minimum days, with one day a month August through May exclusive of 6.2.2.6. The 30 minutes prior to instructional time will be dedicated to unit member planning/preparation time and free from staff meetings.

6.2.2.9

At least fifty percent (50%) of all Collaboration Time will be defined as unit member directed time to work together from a teacher developed agenda to analyze and improve classroom practice with their grade level team. One and a half hours every week, beginning within the first month of the student school year and ending in conjunction with the impact teacher’s contracts will be used for collaboration time.

June 15, 2015

Article 11 Class Size

11.1     Unless otherwise provided in this Article, class size shall be governed by appropriate provisions of the California Education Code.

The District-wide pupil to teacher ratio shall not exceed 29.8 to 1.

11.2     Individual class size shall not exceed: 33 pupils in any classroom.

TK/K 22 24:1 with 120 minutes aide time

Grades 1-3 24:1 Site average

Grades 4-6 31:1 Site average

Grades 7-8 32:1

Mild/Moderate SDC 12:1

Moderate/Severe SDC 10:1

RSP Caseload 28:1

Speech Pathologists Caseload shall be no higher than the SELPA average less 5

Certificated School Counselor at least 1 per every two sites

Behavior Specialists 1 per 2 sites

ELL 1-2 CELDT levels will be placed with a bilingual teacher

Certificated School Nurses 1 per 2 sites

  • The District shall attempt to limit individual class size in combination classes to 30 29          pupils.

11.4     The District shall attempt to reduce bilingual classes to a District average of 29.5:1. For purposes of this section, a bilingual class is defined as a class in which the teacher is required as a primary function of the instructional program to offer instruction in a language other than English to at least 10 identified students (ELL).

  • The District shall provide the Association with a copy of the monthly class size report which is prepared by the District. A separate monthly report shall also be provided to the Association detailing the Alternative class size average.
  • All combination classes shall receive instructional aide assistance for the total number of minutes devoted to Language Arts as specified in the Model Instructional Day (i.e., kindergarten, 60 minutes; grades 1-3, 150 minutes; grades 4-6, 120 minutes).
  • The District will make a good faith effort to avoid combination grade level assignments for bilingual classrooms.

11.8 English only classrooms shall have no more than 3 newcom

SWTA Compensation Proposal to SBUSD

June 15, 2015

 Article 7 – Increase district contribution to the health benefits pool to $12,700 per eligible employee effective 12/31/15

Article 18 – Increase each cell of the salary schedule by 8%. Effective July 1, 2015

 

Article 24.9.1 – The new salary schedule for preschool will be effective July I, 2015. See attached.

June 15, 2015

Article 24  Preschool

24.4.1  Preschool teachers will receive release time for the following:

IEP/SST meetings and staff meetings

One half (1/2) day for the purpose of preparing, scoring and inputting data for each required state and/or district assessment

One (1) day for the preparation of report cards for each the first reporting period

One half (1/2) day twice once per month August through May secured for planning and preparation

Volunteers and/or substitutes will be used to maintain class ratios during Preschool teacher release times; however, Preschool teachers will not be responsible for securing volunteers to maintain class ratios.

SWTA Bargaining Update On June 1, 2015: 

On June 1, 2015 the district and SWTA bargaining teams met. The district continued to make disappointing proposals. The district believes there is little strength and support from SWTA union members, so they continue to disregard the SWTA proposals for collaboration, report cards, class size reduction, salary, and health and welfare.

Next Meeting– June 11th

SWTA Bargaining Team– Sara Golden, Andrew Sheiner, Erica Montoya, Lori Palmer, Frank Cherry, CTA Staff Mary Ellen Berumen

Article 6 – HOURS

6.2.2

Members of the unit may be required by their immediate supervisor to perform teacher-related duties during the unit member on-site work day which include: parent conferences, educational field trips, IEP meetings, S.S.T. team meetings. If any of the above extend beyond the duty day, the unit member will be paid out of contract pay. No member will be required to work more than one and one half (1.5) hours past their duty day for these specific events.

6.2.2.5

Members of the unit may be required by their immediate supervisor to attend one (1) open house on a date/time agreed upon by the site members.

6.2.2.6

Members of the unit shall have one (1) release days for the purpose of preparing, administering, scoring, and inputting data for each required district assessment.

6.2.2.7

Unit members who are required to attend an IEP meeting after their duty day will be paid out of contract pay. No unit member will be required to stay more than one and one half (1.5) hours past their instructional day.

6.2.2.7

Teachers in Transitional Kindergarten, Kindergarten and 1, 2, & 3 TK-8 will

receive the following to be used in preparation of their report cards: the choice of

one (1) substitute day, or a stipend equal to the cost of a substitute, for the first

reporting period and the choice of one (1) substitute day, or stipend equal to the cost of the substitute for the second reporting period. Teachers in grades 4 – 8 will receive the following to be used for the preparation of report cards: the choice of two (2) substitute days, or a stipend equal to the cost of a substitute, for the first reporting period and the choice of one (1) substitute day, or a stipend equal to the cost of a substitute, for the second reporting period. Each year, teachers will notify their site principal in writing, in advance of each parent conference/reporting period, as to their choice of a substitute or stipend. Substitute days for this purpose will be scheduled by the District and must be used five (5) days prior to and/or during the District designated reporting period and are not cumulative. If, through no fault of the District or the teacher, a substitute teacher is not available to cover for a scheduled substitute day, then the teacher will receive a stipend equal to the cost of the substitute. The teacher must first report to work and after a substitute has arrived, the teacher has the option to work on or off campus in a confidential, non-public setting. For TK-8 teachers one (1) of the District’s Wednesday (minimum day) will be allocated for preparation of report cards during the second and third reporting period.

6.2.2.8

Planning/Preparation time will be defined as secured time to gather materials, assemble resources, create lessons, make copies, prepare technology, contact parents, and other planning and preparation needs as determined by the unit member to support the learning environment. Two Nineteen (19) minimum days, with at least one day a month. The 30 minutes prior to instructional time will be dedicated to unit member planning/preparation time and free from staff meetings.

6.2.2.9

At least fifty percent (50%) of all Collaboration Time will be defined as unit member directed time to work together from a teacher developed agenda to analyze and improve classroom practice with their grade level team. One and a half hours every week, beginning within the first month of the student school year and ending in conjunction with the impact teacher’s contracts will be used for collaboration time.

Article 11 – CLASS SIZE

11.1     Unless otherwise provided in this Article, class size shall be governed by appropriate provisions of the California Education Code.

The District-wide pupil to teacher ratio shall not exceed 29.8 to 1.

11.2     Individual class size shall not exceed: 33 pupils in any classroom.

TK/K 22:1 with 120 minutes aide time

Grades 1-3 24:1 Site average

Grades 4-6 31:1 Site average

Grades 7-8 32:1

Mild/Moderate SDC 12:1

Moderate/Severe SDC 10:1

RSP Caseload 28:1

Speech Pathologists Caseload shall be no higher than the SELPA average less 5

Certificated School Counselor at least 1 per every two sites

Behavior Specialists 1 per 2 sites

ELL 1-2 CELDT levels will be placed with a bilingual teacher

Certificated School Nurses 1 per 2 sites

  • The District shall attempt to limit individual class size in combination classes to 30 29          pupils.

11.4     The District shall attempt to reduce bilingual classes to a District average of 29.5:1. For purposes of this section, a bilingual class is defined as a class in which the teacher is required as a primary function of the instructional program to offer instruction in a language other than English to at least 10 identified students (ELL).

  • The District shall provide the Association with a copy of the monthly class size report which is prepared by the District. A separate monthly report shall also be provided to the Association detailing the Alternative class size average.
  • All combination classes shall receive instructional aide assistance for the total number of minutes devoted to Language Arts as specified in the Model Instructional Day (i.e., kindergarten, 60 minutes; grades 1-3, 150 minutes; grades 4-6, 120 minutes).
  • The District will make a good faith effort to avoid combination grade level assignments for bilingual classrooms.

11.8 English only classrooms shall have no more than 3

Article 7 – Increase district contribution to the health benefits pool to $12,700 per eligible employee effective 12/31/15

Article 18 – Increase each cell of the salary schedule by 8%. Effective July 1, 2015

 

Article 24.9.1 – The new salary schedule for preschool will be effective July I, 2015. See attached.

Article 24 – Preschool 

24.4.1  Preschool teachers will receive release time for the following:

IEP/SST meetings and staff meetings

One (1) day for the purpose of preparing, scoring and inputting data for each required state and/or district assessment

One (1) day for the preparation of report cards for each the first reporting period

One half day twice once per month secured for planning and preparation

Volunteers and/or substitutes will be used to maintain class ratios during Preschool teacher release times; however, Preschool teachers will not be responsible for securing volunteers to maintain class ratios.

May Negotiations Update:

Article 6 – HOURS

6.2.2

Members of the unit may be required by their immediate supervisor to perform teacher-related duties during the unit member on-site work day which include: parent conferences, educational field trips, IEP meetings, S.S.T. team meetings. If any of the above extend beyond the duty day, the unit member will be paid out of contract pay. No member will be required to work more than one and one half (1.5) hours past their duty day.

6.2.2.5

Members of the unit may be required by their immediate supervisor to attend one (1) open house on a date/time agreed upon by the site members.

6.2.2.6

Members of the unit shall have one (1) release days for the purpose of preparing, administering, scoring, and inputting data for each required district assessment.

6.2.2.7

Unit members who are required to attend an IEP meeting after their duty day will be paid out of contract pay. No unit member will be required to stay more than one and one half (1.5) hours past their instructional day.

6.2.2.8

Teachers in Transitional Kindergarten, Kindergarten and 1, 2, & 3 TK-8 will

receive the following to be used in preparation of their report cards: the choice of

one (1) substitute day, or a stipend equal to the cost of a substitute, for the first

reporting period and the choice of one (1) substitute day, or stipend equal to the cost of the substitute for the second reporting period. Teachers in grades 4 – 8 will receive the following to be used for the preparation of report cards: the choice of two (2) substitute days, or a stipend equal to the cost of a substitute, for the first reporting period and the choice of one (1) substitute day, or a stipend equal to the cost of a substitute, for the second reporting period. Each year, teachers will notify their site principal in writing, in advance of each parent conference/reporting period, as to their choice of a substitute or stipend. Substitute days for this purpose will be scheduled by the District and must be used five (5) days prior to and/or during the District designated reporting period and are not cumulative. If, through no fault of the District or the teacher, a substitute teacher is not available to cover for a scheduled substitute day, then the teacher will receive a stipend equal to the cost of the substitute. The teacher must first report to work and after a substitute has arrived, the teacher has the option to work on or off campus in a confidential, non-public setting. For TK-8 teachers one (1) of the District’s Wednesday (minimum day) will be allocated for preparation of report cards during the second and third reporting period.

6.2.2.8

Planning/Preparation time will be defined as secured time to gather materials, assemble resources, create lessons, make copies, prepare technology, contact parents, and other planning and preparation needs as determined by the unit member to support the learning environment. Two Nineteen (19) minimum days, with at least one day a month. The 30 minutes prior to instructional time will be dedicated to unit member planning/preparation time and free from staff meetings.

6.2.2.9

Collaboration Time will be defined as unit member directed time to work together from a teacher developed agenda to analyze and improve classroom practice with their grade level team. Two hours every other week, beginning within the first month of the student school year and ending in conjunction with the impact teacher’s contracts will be used for collaboration time.

Article 11 – CLASS SIZE

11.1     Unless otherwise provided in this Article, class size shall be governed by appropriate provisions of the California Education Code.

The District-wide pupil to teacher ratio shall not exceed 29.8 to 1.

11.2     Individual class size shall not exceed: 33 pupils in any classroom.

TK/K 20:1 with 120 minutes aide time

Grades 1-3 24:1 Site average

Grades 4-6 31:1 Site average

Grades 7-8 32:1

Mild/Moderate SDC 11:1

Moderate/Severe SDC 8:1

RSP Caseload 28:1

Speech Pathologists Caseload shall be no higher than the SELPA average less 5

Certificated School Counselor at least 1 per site

Behavior Specialists 1 per 2 sites

ELL 1-2 CELDT levels with a bilingual teacher Grades 1-3 24:1 and Grades 4-8 29:1

Newcomer class 20:1

Certificated School Nurses 1 per 2 sites

  • The District shall attempt to limit individual class size in combination classes to 30 29          pupils.

11.4     The District shall attempt to reduce bilingual classes to a District average of 29.5:1. For purposes of this section, a bilingual class is defined as a class in which the teacher is required as a primary function of the instructional program to offer instruction in a language other than English to at least 10 identified students (ELL).

  • The District shall provide the Association with a copy of the monthly class size report which is prepared by the District. A separate monthly report shall also be provided to the Association detailing the Alternative class size average.
  • All combination classes shall receive instructional aide assistance for the total number of minutes devoted to Language Arts as specified in the Model Instructional Day (i.e., kindergarten, 60 minutes; grades 1-3, 150 minutes; grades 4-6, 120 minutes).
  • The District will make a good faith effort to avoid combination grade level assignments for bilingual classrooms.

11.8 English only classrooms shall have no more than 3 newcomers.

Article 7 – Increase district contribution to the health benefits pool to $12,700 per eligible employee effective 12/31/15

Article 18 – Increase each cell of the salary schedule by 8%. Effective July 1, 2015

 

Article 24.9.1 – The new salary schedule for preschool will be effective July I, 2015. See attached.

April 2015: Negotiations have begun…here are SWTA’s current proposals:

SWTA Hours Proposal:

Article 6   HOURS

6.2.2

Members of the unit may be required by their immediate supervisor to perform teacher-related duties during the unit member on-site work day which include: parent conferences, educational field trips, S.S.T. team meetings. If any of the above extend beyond the duty day, the unit member will be paid out of contract pay. No member will be required to work more than one and one half (1.5) hours past their duty day.

6.2.2.5

Members of the unit may be required by their immediate supervisor to attend one (1) open house on a date/time agreed upon by the site members.

6.2.2.6

Members of the unit shall have one (1) release days for the purpose of preparing, administering, scoring, and inputting data for each required district assessment.

6.2.2.7

Unit members who are required to attend an IEP meeting after their duty day will be paid out of contract pay. No unit member will be required to stay more than one and one half (1.5) hours past their instructional day.

6.2.2.8

Teachers in Transitional Kindergarten, Kindergarten and 1, 2, & 3 will

receive the following to be used in preparation of their report cards: the choice of

one (1) substitute day, or a stipend equal to the cost of a substitute, for the first

reporting period and the choice of one (1) substitute day, or stipend equal to the cost of the substitute for the second reporting period. Teachers in grades 4 – 8 will receive the following to be used for the preparation of report cards: the choice of two (2) substitute days, or a stipend equal to the cost of a substitute, for the first reporting period and the choice of one (1) substitute day, or a stipend equal to the cost of a substitute, for the second reporting period. Each year, teachers will notify their site principal in writing, in advance of each parent conference/reporting period, as to their choice of a substitute or stipend. Substitute days for this purpose will be scheduled by the District and must be used five (5) days prior to and/or during the District designated reporting period and are not cumulative. If, through no fault of the District or the teacher, a substitute teacher is not available to cover for a scheduled substitute day, then the teacher will receive a stipend equal to the cost of the substitute. The teacher must first report to work and after a substitute has arrived, the teacher has the option to work on or off campus in a confidential,

non-public setting. For TK-8 teachers one (1) of the District’s Wednesday (minimum day) will be allocated for preparation of report cards during the third reporting period.

6.2.2.8

Planning/Preparation time will be defined as secured time to gather materials, assemble resources, create lessons, make copies, prepare technology, contact parents, and other planning and preparation needs as determined by the unit member to support the learning environment. Two minimum days a month and the 30 minutes prior to instructional time, will be dedicated to unit member planning/preparation time.

6.2.2.9

Collaboration Time will be defined as unit member directed time to work together from a teacher developed agenda to analyze and improve classroom practice with their grade level team. Two hours every other week, beginning within the first month of the student school year and ending in conjunction with the impact teacher’s contracts will be used for collaboration time .

SWTA Class Size Proposal:

Article 11: CLASS SIZE

11.1     Unless otherwise provided in this Article, class size shall be governed by appropriate provisions of the California Education Code.

The District-wide pupil to teacher ratio shall not exceed 29.8 to 1.

11.2     Individual class size shall not exceed: 33 pupils in any classroom.

TK/K 20:1 with 120 minutes aide time

Grades 1-3 24:1 Site average

Grades 4-6 30:1

Grades 7-8 32:1

Mild/Moderate SDC 10:1

Moderate/Severe SDC 8:1

RSP Caseload 28:1

Speech Pathologists Caseload shall be no higher than the SELPA average less 5

Certificated School Counselor at least 1 per site

Behavior Specialists 1 per 2 sites

ELL 1-3 CELDT levels with a bilingual teacher Grades 1-3 24:1 and Grades 4-8 29:1

Newcomer class 20:1

Certificated School Nurses 1 per 2 sites

  • The District shall attempt to limit individual class size in combination classes to 30 29          pupils.

11.4     The District shall attempt to reduce bilingual classes to a District average of 29.5:1. For purposes of this section, a bilingual class is defined as a class in which the teacher is required as a primary function of the instructional program to offer instruction in a language other than English to at least 10 identified students (ELL).

  • The District shall provide the Association with a copy of the monthly class size report which is prepared by the District. A separate monthly report shall also be provided to the Association detailing the Alternative class size average.
  • All combination classes shall receive instructional aide assistance for the total number of minutes devoted to Language Arts as specified in the Model Instructional Day (i.e., kindergarten, 60 minutes; grades 1-3, 150 minutes; grades 4-6, 120 minutes).
  • The District will make a good faith effort to avoid combination grade level assignments for bilingual classrooms.

11.8 English only classrooms shall have no more than 3 newcomers.

SWTA Compensation Proposal:

Article 7 – Increase district contribution to the health benefits pool to $12,700 per eligible employee effective 12/31/15

Article 18 – Increase each cell of the salary schedule by 8%. Effective July 1, 2015

Article 24.9.1 – The new salary schedule for preschool will be effective July I, 2015. See attached.

SWTA Preschool Release Time Proposal:

Article 24   Preschool:

24.4.1  Preschool teachers will receive release time for the following:

IEP/SST meetings and staff meetings

One (1) day for the purpose of preparing, scoring and inputting data for each required state and/or district assessment

One (1) day for the preparation of report cards for each reporting period

One half day twice per month secured for planning and preparation

Volunteers and/or substitutes will be used to maintain class ratios during Preschool teacher release times; however, Preschool teachers will not be responsible for securing volunteers to maintain class ratios.

SWTA Preschool Salary Schedule Proposal:

SOUTH BAY UNION SCHOOL DISTRICT
PRESCHOOL SALARY SCHEDULE Add 8% to each cell.
2015-2016
Column I Column II Column III
Hourly Annual @ 185 Days Hourly Annual @ 185 Days Hourly Annual @ 185 Days
Permit with AA AA 6 Hours Permit with AA + 30 units AA + 30 Units 6 Hours Permit with Bachelors Bachelors 6 Hours
1 22.19 24,635 22.77 25,270 23.36 25,928
2 22.77 25,270 23.36 25,928 23.96 26,597
3 23.36 25,928 23.96 26,597 24.59 27,290
4 23.96 26,597 24.59 27,290 25.23 28,006
5 24.59 27,290 25.23 28,006 25.89 28,733
6 25.23 28,006 25.89 28,733 26.55 29,472
7 25.89 28,733 26.55 29,472 27.25 30,245
8 26.55 29,472 27.25 30,245 27.96 31,030
9 27.25 30,245 27.96 31,030 28.68 31,838
10 27.96 31,030 28.68 31,838 29.43 32,670
11 28.68 31,838 29.43 32,670 30.19 33,512
12 29.43 32,670 30.19 33,512 30.98 34,390
13 30.98 34,390 31.78 35,278
14 31.78 35,278 32.6 36,190
15 32.60 36,190 33.46 37,137

September 2014 :

The contract was ratified.  Negotiations will begin again in 2015.

Negotiations Informations will be posted on the District Website at this link: 

www.sbusd.org/Page/3344

You may see proposals there.

SWTA Bargaining Updates will be posted here.

SWTA Proposal to SBUSD

May 12, 2014

Article 11

CLASS SIZE

11.1     Unless otherwise provided in this Article, class size shall be governed by appropriate provisions of the California Education Code.

The District-wide pupil to teacher ratio shall not exceed 29.8 to 1.

11.2     Individual class size shall not exceed: 33 pupils in any classroom.

TK/K 20:1 with 120 minutes aide time

Grades 1-3 24:1

Grades 4-6 29:1

Grades 7-8 29:1

Mild/Moderate SDC 10:1 (exclusive of the aides)

Moderate/Severe SDC 8:1 (exclusive of the aides)

RSP Caseload 28:1

Speech Pathologists Caseload 50:1

Certificated School Counselor at least 1 per site

Behavior Specialists 1 per 2 sites

ELL 1-3 CELDT levels with a bilingual teacher Grades 1-3 24:1 and Grades 4-8 29:1

Newcomer class 20:1

Certificated School Nurses 1 per 2 sites

11.3     The District shall attempt to limit individual class size in combination classes to 30 29          pupils.

11.4 The District shall attempt to reduce bilingual classes to a District average of 29.5:1. For purposes of this section, a bilingual class is defined as a class in which the teacher is required as a primary function of the instructional program to offer instruction in a language other than English to at least 10 identified students (ELL).

11.5 The District shall provide the Association with a copy of the monthly class size report which is prepared by the District. A separate monthly report shall also be provided to the Association detailing the bilingual class size average.

11.6 Bilingual All combination classes shall receive instructional aide assistance for the total number of minutes devoted to Language Arts as specified in the Model Instructional Day (i.e., kindergarten, 60 minutes; grades 1-3, 150 minutes; grades 4-6, 120 minutes).

11.7 The District will make a good faith effort to avoid combination grade level assignments for bilingual classrooms.

11.8        English only classrooms shall have no more than 3 newcomers.

SWTA Proposal to SBUSD

May 12, 2014

ARTICLE 18
WAGES

18.1Salary

18.1.1   There shall be no change in the Salary Schedule for unit members for the 2009-2010 school year. There shall be a 6% salary increase to all cells on the salary schedule for the 2014-2015 school year.

18.1.2   Effective July 1, 2010, the unit member work year shall be one hundred seventy-eight work days including the reduction of five student days (October 11, November 12, January 10 and two days from the end of the school year for 2010-2011) and two teacher preparation days from the beginning of the year. The reduction in work days shall be accompanied by a corresponding pro rata reduction in annual salary schedule compensation.

18.2Compensatory Pay

18.2.1   Unit members who are requested expected to perform duties over and above those routinely expected of teachers shall be informed prior to the performance of those duties regarding the extent to which they will be compensated. the extent to which they will be expected to perform the duties without pay, and the extent to which they will be released from teaching duties.

18.2.2   Unit members who are expected to perform duties outside the contract day that are necessary to the function of their classroom including, but not limited to, curriculum planning/development, planning and implementing, research, obtaining resources and materials shall be compensated at the rate of $35.00 per hour.

Unit members who are expected to perform duties outside the contract day that are necessary to the function of any IEP including, but not limited to, planning, preparation, performing and grading assessments, preparing reports, attending meetings, working on yellow folders including RTI tracking will be compensated at the rate of $35.00 per hour.

Any other lengthy tasks, including but not limited to, those associated with textbook selection, over and above those routinely expected of teachers shall be compensated at the rate of $35.00 per hour unless otherwise negotiated. informed prior to the performance of those duties regarding the extent to which they will be compensated, the extent to which they will be expected to perform the duties without pay, and the extent to which they will be released from teaching duties.

Lengthy tasks, including but not limited to, those associated with textbook selection, will be done on paid time, either after school, on weekends, or during the Winter, Spring, or Summer break. The number of paid hours assigned to a particular task shall be announced prior to the commencement of the task. Paid hours shall be compensated at the rate of $28.30 per hour, effective July 1, 2006.

18.2.3   SB 1969/SB 395 Training

The District agrees to out-of-contract pay for eligible unit members who participated in SB 1969 training beginning July 1, 1999 and received an SB 1969 certificate, and agrees to out-of-contract pay in the future for unit members who do not posess a CLAD, BCLAD, or ELD Certificate, and participate in similar training and receive the corresponding certification.

18.3Stipends

A list of unit member stipends is attached to this Agreement marked as Appendix “B.”

18.3.1   Bilingual Stipends

a.                       Unit members who possess a BCLAD or BCC and who serve in an assignment in which they are required to provide instructional or support services to students bilingually shall be paid an annual stipend of $500 $1,000. The employee shall not be serving under an emergency permit or waiver. In positions where an employee cannot obtain a BCLAD or BCC, second-language proficiency standards, shall be established by the district and the association. This stipend applies to the following positions: classroom teacher, RSP teacher, SDC teacher, speech therapist*, social worker*, instrumental music teacher, 4th grade CSR teacher, nurse*, psychologist*. (District provided second-language proficiency standards shall apply to positions indicated by “*”.) Unit members who have not established proficiency as stated above shall not administer bilingual assessments or translation services.
b.                       This stipend shall not be applicable to incidental use of second language skills.
c.                       The Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources shall be responsible for determining if an assignment requires bilingual instruction and/or support service to students.
d.                       Unit members shall receive annual notification of their qualification for the bilingual stipend, as well as whether they no longer qualify for the stipend.

SWTA Proposal to SBUSD

May 12, 2014

Article 7 – Health and Welfare Benefits

7.2.1 Medical Insurance

7.2.1.1 Effective January 1, 2014, the maximum annual District contribution for medical insurance premiums shall be $11,550 per eligible employee. All remaining funds not used for premiums from the per eligible member amount will be redistributed to Two Party and Family members to defray out of pocket costs. SWTA will meet with the district to determine the amounts to be calculated and agree to the final numbers.

Effective January 1, 2015, the maximum annual District contribution for medical premiums shall be $11,500 $13,000 per eligible employee. The redistribution referenced above shall not continue unless renegotiated. Parties will meet no later than August 1, 2014 to negotiate this section (7.2.1.1).



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