Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Message to Our Board of Trustees



To Our Trustees:  Thank you for listening to our many eloquent speakers last night who passionately advocated for counselors in our district.  In case you were confused  by SCGA’s request for a FAIR settlement, please see below the differences between what the district offered to SEA as compared to SCGA.  Thank you.

From the District: “Sweetwater Union High School District and SEA Union Reached Three-Year Tentative Agreement (TA) AND NOT WITH SCGA – SEE BELOW THE DIFFERENCES IN THEIR OFFER!

Negotiators for the Sweetwater Union High School District and Sweetwater Education Association have reached a tentative three-year agreement to include six-key proposals: Staffing Ratio, Student Contact, PE Class Size, Authorizations, Healthcare, and Wages.”
SEA                                                       SCGA

Staffing Ratio:                                                                                 NO CHANGE
2013 - 2014 - 31:1
2014 - 2015 - 30:1
2015 - 2016 - 28:1

Student contacts:                                                                            NO CHANGE
2013 - 2014: 182 students
2014 - 2015: 180 students
2015 - 2016: 176 students

For Middle School PE classes:
2013 - 2014: 275 students
2014 - 2015: 265 with a class cap of 55
2015 - 2016: 255 with a class cap of 51

High school PE classes
Shall not exceed 55 students.

Autism Authorizations and Health Authorizations Members      NONE
will be reimbursed up to $500 for the Autism authorization
and up to $400 for the Health Authorization obtained 1/1/2012 to 12/31/2014.
The district will determine the process for reimbursements.

Healthcare
Effective January 1, 2014 to the District contribution shall be 68%
of the cost of Kaiser Family 10/10, Safeguard, Vision and Life.

Effective January 2015: The District Contribution to health
benefits shall be capped at $13, 130.                                                   CAPPED AT $12,068
For 2016: Reopen for negotiation

Wages
2013 - 2014: 2% retroactive to January 1, 2014                                  1.56%                          
2014 - 2015: 3% effective July 1, 2014                                                    1.56%
2015 - 2016: Reopen for negotiation

Adult schools obtained an additional column                                NONE
in their salary schedule beginning July 2014.
The TA is contingent on ratification by the Governing Board of the Sweetwater Union High School District and unit members of the Sweetwater Education Association.
The District appreciates the collaboration and the                          APPRECIATION???
efforts of the SEA Bargaining Team in reaching this Tentative Agreement