Negotiations Update 9-24-18

Negotiations Update 9-24-18
Posted on 09/24/2018

The District and ETA reached a Tentative Agreement (TA) on a three-year closed contract September 24, 2018. ETA and the ECS Board of Trustees will vote to ratify the Agreement this week.

Compensation for Certificated Non-Management

  • 3.0% allocation to the salary schedule for 2018/19.
  • 1.0% allocation to the salary schedule for 2019/20.
  • 1.0% allocation to the salary schedule for 2020/21.

In the event CBEDS enrollment increases or decreases by 100 from CBEDS 2017 (as of October 4, 2017) at CBEDS 2018, 2019, or 2020, negotiations shall be reopened on salary and fringe benefits for the following year. If the reopener is triggered by declining enrollment, the starting point for negotiations in 2019/20 and/or 2021 will be no compensation increase (i.e., the 1.0% and or 1.0% outlined above).

A $1,000 annual stipend for Special Ed teachers effective July 1, 2018, pro-rated for part-time employees.

Increase Appendix B - Extra Duty Salary Schedule increases by 5%. The FFA Ag stipend will be paid at Class III; the Ag Summer stipend will be paid at Class IV. Unit members working more than half time will receive an additional 5% of stipend amount.

The Athletic Trainer annual stipend will increase from $12,000 to $16,000 to include hydration testing.

The Children's Center Lead Teacher will receive an 8% hourly increase for each hour worked after one full hour of administrator's absence.

Steps 6-10 will be added to the Home and Hospital salary schedule.

Article 5: Complaints Against Teachers-New language added.

Article 7: Early Retirement-Early retirement age/service requirement is 85 for staff hired July 1, 2018 and after.

Article 9: Health and Welfare-Coverage enhancements for dental and vision plans.

Article 10: Evaluation-We are piloting a new evaluation system this year. All probationary and temporary teachers are being evaluated under the new system. Permanent teachers who are due for evaluation may opt in to the new system or be evaluated under the prior program.

Article 11: Extra Duty-With the purpose of addressing the goals and objectives of the District's LCAP, full time staff will provide 10 hours of school day supervision and/or educational support annually (not during lunch). Probationary and temporary teachers provide 5 additional hours annually.

Article 12: Grievance Procedures-New language clarifies timelines and adds a mediation step.

Article 20: Salary Schedule Notes-Update language regarding CTE teachers. Change reference to first column of Teacher's Basic Salary Schedule to include employees who have a BA/BS Degree and less than 45 semester units. The heading will be BA/BS Degree (to include CTE teachers and new credentials).

Article 23: School Calendar-Effective July 1, 2019 the work calendar increases to 186 days to include an additional professional development day.

Article 25: Teacher Hours-Teachers notify the principal and office by e-mail prior to leaving campus (for safety reasons). Increased flexibility in start and stop times for schools to maximize transportation schedules and student supervision. Provides option of advisory periods at middle schools.

New Collaboration Schedule

Collaboration will alternate between 90 minutes of District-planned time for professional development and 30 minutes of teacher-planned time. This schedule is in place through June 2021, and then teachers may vote to keep the 90/30 minute model or to return to the 60/60 minute collaboration schedule.

Article 28: Transfers and Assignment-Continues involuntary transfers for three years with cap of four transfers per year.

Article 30: Specialized Instructional Services-This article captures language for Adult Education, Home and Hospital, and Teachers on Special Assignment. It helps with organization of language in the contract.