Negotiations Update

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CSEA Negotiations Update

December 15, 2021




THE NEGOTIATIONS PROCESS IS INHERENTLY CONFIDENTIAL BY NATURE.  HOWEVER, IN AN EFFORT TO IMPROVE COMMUNICATION WITH EMPLOYEES REGARDING THE NEGOTIATIONS PROCESS, THE DISTRICT HAS ADDED A SEGMENT TO THE HUMAN RESOURCES WEBPAGE TO SHARE UPDATES AS THEY OCCUR.  THE UPDATES PROVIDED WILL BE GENERAL IN NATURE AND WILL SEEK ONLY TO INFORM EMPLOYEES, NOT ATTEMPT TO INFLUENCE THEIR OPINIONS ON ANY MATTER.


The District and CSEA met on December 8th and 15th to continue the negotiations process for a new Master Contract.  


The parties discussed the following subjects and exchanged proposals related to many of them:


Hours of Employment

Evaluation

Disciplinary Action

Transfer

Promotion

Salary

Leaves

Holidays

Grievances

Effects of Layoff

Terms and Renegotiation

Annual Work Days

Reclassification


Verbal Tentative Agreements were reached on Article 14:  Grievances and Article 23:  Terms and Renegotiation.


The parties also discussed the District’s First Interim Financial Report that was presented publicly at the December 14th Governing Board Meeting, as required by the Education Code.  The updated financial information detailed in this report will impact the conversations taking place at the table and the proposals that are submitted in the future.


The District and CSEA are working together to determine additional meeting dates after Winter Break to continue the negotiations process.





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SMEA Negotiations Update

December 9, 2021




THE NEGOTIATIONS PROCESS IS INHERENTLY CONFIDENTIAL BY NATURE.  HOWEVER, IN AN EFFORT TO IMPROVE COMMUNICATION WITH EMPLOYEES REGARDING THE NEGOTIATIONS PROCESS, THE DISTRICT HAS ADDED A SEGMENT TO THE HUMAN RESOURCES WEBPAGE TO SHARE UPDATES AS THEY OCCUR.  THE UPDATES PROVIDED WILL BE GENERAL IN NATURE AND WILL SEEK ONLY TO INFORM EMPLOYEES, NOT ATTEMPT TO INFLUENCE THEIR OPINIONS ON ANY MATTER.


The District and SMEA met on December 9th to continue the negotiations process for a new Master Contract.  The parties discussed the following subjects and exchanged proposals related to many of them:


Agreement, Duration, Re-Openers

Hours

Grievance Procedure

Leaves

Evaluation Procedures

Disciplinary Action

Catastrophic Leave Bank

Salary

Employee Benefits

Class Size

Transfers

Early Retirement Incentive


The parties also discussed that the District’s First Interim Financial Report will be presented publicly at the December 14th Governing Board Meeting, as required by the Education Code.  The updated financial information detailed in this report will impact the conversations taking place at the table and the proposals that are submitted in the future.

     

The District and SMEA have agreed to meet again on January 28th and February 3rd to continue the negotiations process. 




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CSEA Negotiations Update

December 2, 2021



THE NEGOTIATIONS PROCESS IS INHERENTLY CONFIDENTIAL BY NATURE.  HOWEVER, IN AN EFFORT TO IMPROVE COMMUNICATION WITH EMPLOYEES REGARDING THE NEGOTIATIONS PROCESS, THE DISTRICT HAS ADDED A SEGMENT TO THE HUMAN RESOURCES WEBPAGE TO SHARE UPDATES AS THEY OCCUR.  THE UPDATES PROVIDED WILL BE GENERAL IN NATURE AND WILL SEEK ONLY TO INFORM EMPLOYEES, NOT ATTEMPT TO INFLUENCE THEIR OPINIONS ON ANY MATTER.


The District and CSEA met on December 2nd to begin the negotiations process for a new Master Contract.  Both parties “sunshined” their initial proposals at recent Governing Board Meetings in accordance with the applicable Government Code. 


Although the most recent Master Contract expired on June 30th, it is important to note that nearly all provisions of that Agreement will remain in effect during the course of the negotiations process during the 2021-2022 school year.


The District presented a detailed budget overview including that it has experienced a significant enrollment decline of approximately 1,200 students since the 2019-2020 school year that will result in an estimated loss of $17M in revenue by next school year.  The District’s estimated General Fund revenues equal $269.4M and estimated General Fund expenditures equal $270.7M for the 2021-2022 school year.  These calculations estimate that the District is projected to deficit spend an estimated $1.3M this school year.  Although required by law to maintain a minimum General Fund reserve of  3%, if the District’s pattern of deficit spending continues without adjustment it is estimated that the District would end next school year with a General Fund reserve of 2.10% and conclude the 2023-2024 school year with a General Fund reserve of -5.86%.


The District and CSEA exchanged proposals related to proposed changes to Master Contract language and discussed the potential impacts of those potential adjustments.

 

The District and CSEA have agreed to meet again on December 8th and 15th to continue the negotiations process.  


 


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SMEA Negotiations Update

November 16, 2021




THE NEGOTIATIONS PROCESS IS INHERENTLY CONFIDENTIAL BY NATURE.  HOWEVER, IN AN EFFORT TO IMPROVE COMMUNICATION WITH EMPLOYEES REGARDING THE NEGOTIATIONS PROCESS, THE DISTRICT HAS ADDED A SEGMENT TO THE HUMAN RESOURCES WEBPAGE TO SHARE UPDATES AS THEY OCCUR.  THE UPDATES PROVIDED WILL BE GENERAL IN NATURE AND WILL SEEK ONLY TO INFORM EMPLOYEES, NOT ATTEMPT TO INFLUENCE THEIR OPINIONS ON ANY MATTER.


The District and SMEA met on November 10th to begin the negotiations process for a new Master Contract.  Both parties “sunshined” their initial proposals at recent Governing Board Meetings in accordance with the applicable Government Code. 


Although the most recent Master Contract expired on June 30th, it is important to note that nearly all provisions of that Agreement will remain in effect during the course of the negotiations process during the 2021-2022 school year.


The District presented a detailed budget overview including that it has experienced a significant enrollment decline of approximately 1,200 students since the 2019-2020 school year that will result in an estimated loss of $17M in revenue by next school year.  The District’s estimated General Fund revenues equal $269.4M and estimated General Fund expenditures equal $270.7M for the 2021-2022 school year.  These calculations estimate that the District is projected to deficit spend an estimated $1.3M this school year.  Although required by law to maintain a minimum General Fund reserve of  3%, if the District’s pattern of deficit spending continues without adjustment it is estimated that the District would end next school year with a General Fund reserve of 2.10% and conclude the 2023-2024 school year with a General Fund reserve of -5.86%.


The District and SMEA exchanged proposals related to proposed changes to Master Contract language and discussed the potential impacts of those potential adjustments.

 

The District and SMEA have agreed to meet again on December 9th to continue the negotiations process. 
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