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5/23/17

 

The Pajaro Valley Unified School District and the Pajaro Valley Federation of Teachers met on May 22, 2017, to continue negotiating regarding reopeners for the 2016-17 school year.

 

The District presented a revised proposal to PVFT regarding Total Compensation which included the following items, all of which would be effective July 1, 2017:

  • Nurses shall be placed on the same work year and same salary schedule as Psychologists.
  • Adding six steps to the Adult Education salary schedule.
  • Bilingual Stipend equal to a Master’s stipend
  • Roving Teacher Stipend equal to a Master’s stipend
  • A signing bonus to teachers in the areas of Mathematics and Special Education
  • Improved salary schedules for Assistant Teachers, Associate Teachers, Seasonal Assistant Teachers, Seasonal Associate Teachers, Migrant Head Start Associate Teachers, Children Center Teachers, Children Center Seasonal Teachers, Children Center Family Child Care Home Specialists, Migrant Seasonal Head Start Teachers and Migrant Seasonal Family Child Care Home Specialists.
  • Clarifying language regarding the Health and Welfare Benefits Committee

PVFT asked the District if the District was making a proposal to increase the salary schedule for 2017-18.  The District responded that the Parties had not yet “sunshined” negotiations for 2017-18, and so the District has not yet made a proposal for 2017-18. 

 

PVFT also asked the District if the District’s proposal was a “pay freeze”.  The District responded that there is no proposal for a “pay freeze”, and that in fact the proposal included pay increases for many PVFT members including Adult Education, ECE Teachers, Roving Teachers and Nurses.

 

PVFT and the District continued to discuss the following contract articles:  Leaves (Article XII); Adult Education (Article XVII); Retirement (Article XXIII).

 

The District looks forward to continued productive and collaborative bargaining with PVFT in order to reach agreement on all issues.  Future bargaining sessions are scheduled as follows:  June 2 and June 27.

 

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5/15/17

May 10, 2017

 

Contact: Mary Lou Masters

Human Resources Analyst

(831) 786-2145                          

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PAJARO VALLEY UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT IS OFFERING FREE SCHOOL BUS DRIVER TRAINING CLASSES.

We are looking for energetic individuals who are dedicated to the future of our children.  If this sounds like you, we invite you to apply to join our school district.

 

Our instructors will provide training to qualify for a commercial driver’s license and school bus driving certificate.

 

All application materials must be received in the Human Resources Department by 4:30 PM on Wednesday, June 21, 2017. To obtain the required Classified District application, visit the Pajaro Valley Unified School District, Human Resources at 294 Green Valley Road, Watsonville, CA, (831) 786-2145, or visit our web site at www.pvusd.net/pvusdedjoin to apply through Edjoin.

 

ORIENTATION DATE: Friday, June 30, 2017                          TIME:10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

CLASSES HELD: Monday-Friday, July 5th– 21st, 2017          TIME: 8:45 a.m.–1:45 p.m.

 

TO BE CONSIDERED, THE FOLLOWING MUST BE FURNISHED:

  • Classified Application
  • H6 DMV printout (obtained within the last 30 days)
  • Form 1080(B) (attached with application)
  • Valid California Driver’s License

 

Successful candidates offered permanent employment typically start on the first step and receive full Medical Benefits. SALARY $13.95 - $17.85/HOURLY

 

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

All regular employees who work a minimum of twenty (20) hours per week are entitled to the following fringe benefits (effective on the first of the month following employment).  The District offers several options for Medical benefits—SISC Blue Shield and SISC Anthem Blue Cross; three options for Dental Care—Delta Dental, and Vision Care--Vision Service Plan (VSP) for employee and dependents, Life Insurance, Long Term Disability and sick leave coverage for employee only. Classified employees are required to join the Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS) and as such contribute up to 7% of their monthly salary to PERS on a pre-tax basis.

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5/8/17

Carta a los Padres y a la Comunidad de Mar Vista y Valencia

 

May 8, 2017

 

Dear Mar Vista & Valencia Parents and Community:

 

On Friday, May 5, 2017, in the late afternoon, we received a call from Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) regarding the arrest of a local man who had contact with local families and children. This individual was also employed at the After School Childhood Enrichment (ACE) Program at Mar Vista Elementary School managed by the County of Santa Cruz.  He was also a Cabrillo Early Education student who through the Cabrillo program (Ed180 class), observed teachers in action at Valencia Elementary.  Immediately, we began communication with the County and corresponding departments to ensure that we had as much information as possible.

 

At this point, we have no reason to believe that any of the allegations against him involve any of the children enrolled in the program or that were in care of district employees. The male employee was an extra help Parks and Recreation Cultural Worker assisting lead instructors since November 2014.  It is the practice and policy of the ACE program that no employee is alone with any student at any time. Additionally, through the Cabrillo program, college students must be with a supervising teacher at all times and at no point is allowed to be alone with elementary students. No county facility or district school has been searched and no other county employees have been interviewed as part of the investigation.  The individual was arrested and has been terminated.  He will be arraigned in Federal Court on Tuesday.

 

We take this situation very seriously and will continue to work closely with both the FBI and local agencies as the investigation continues.  We will provide all the information we receive to the parents and the community as more becomes available. To address any additional          questions, we will be holding a community forum with County Office of Education, Santa Cruz County Parks Department and the District on Thursday, May 11th at 7:00pm at Aptos High School Performing Arts Center. If you have any questions, please contact me at 831-786-2135.

 

If you have additional information about this case, or know of possible victims who were inappropriately photographed or touched, call:

FBI Special Agent Elizabeth Hadley - 415-553-7400

If you have concerns about the program, call:

Mary Anne James of the Santa Cruz County Office of Education - 831-466-5890

 

Sincerely,

 

Michelle Rodriguez, Ed.D.

Superintendent of Schools

 

 

8 de mayo de 2017

 

Estimados Mar Vista & Valencia Padres y Comunidad:

 

El viernes 5 de mayo de 2017, por la tarde, recibimos una llamada de la Oficina Federal de Investigaciones (FBI) con respecto a la detención de un hombre local que tenía contacto con familias y niños locales. Este individuo también fue empleado en el Programa de Enriquecimiento Infantil Después de la Escuela (ACE) en la Escuela Primaria Mar Vista administrada por el Condado de Santa Cruz. También fue alumno de Cabrillo Early Education quien a través del programa Cabrillo (clase Ed180), observó maestros en acción en la Escuela Primaria Valencia. Inmediatamente, comenzamos la comunicación con el Condado y los departamentos correspondientes para asegurar que tuviera tanta información como sea posible.

 

Por ahora, no tenemos razones para creer que ninguna de las acusaciones en su contra afecte a ninguno de los niños matriculados en el programa o que estaban a cargo de los empleados del distrito. El empleado masculino era una ayuda adicional para Parques y Recreación Trabajador Cultural para asistir a los instructores principales desde noviembre de 2014.  Es la práctica y la política del programa ACE que ningún empleado esté solo con cualquier estudiante en ningn momento. Además, a través del programa de Cabrillo, los estudiantes universitarios deben estar con un maestro de supervisión en todo momento y en ningún momento se les permite estar solos con los estudiantes de primaria. Ninguna instalación del condado o escuela del distrito ha sido buscada y ningún otro empleado del condado ha sido entrevistado como parte de la investigación. El individuo fue arrestado y ha sido despedido. El será procesado ante el Tribunal Federal el martes.

 

Tomamos esta situación muy en serio y continuaremos trabajando estrechamente con el FBI y las agencias locales mientras continúa la investigación. Proporcionaremos toda la información que recibamos a los padres y a la comunidad mientras esté disponible.  Para responder a cualquier pregunta adicional, tendremos un foro comunitario con la Oficina de Educación del Condado, el Departamento de Parques del Condado de Santa Cruz y el Distrito el jueves, 11 de mayo a las 7:00 pm en el Centro de Artes Escénicas Aptos (PAC). Si tiene alguna pregunta, póngase en contacto conmigo al 831-786-2135.

 

Si tiene información adicional sobre este caso, o si conoce posibles víctimas que fueron fotografiadas o tocadas de manera inapropiada, llame al:
Agente Especial del FBI Elizabeth Hadley - 415-553-7400


Si tiene alguna pregunta acerca del program, llame a:
Mary Anne James de la Oficina de Educación del Condado de Santa Cruz - 831-466-5890

 

Sinceramente,

 

Michelle Rodríguez, Ed.D.

Superintendente de Escuelas

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5/4/17

The safety of our students is PVUSD's number one priority. With that goal in mind, we continue to take actions to help keep PVUSD students safe when they use "G Suite for Education' from Google. G Suite for Education (https://tinyurl.com/GsuitePV) is Google's set of free online storage and productivity tools for collaboration, such as Google Drive and Google Docs. PVUSD is using Gaggle Safety Management for G Suite (https://tinyurl.com/GagglePV) to further promote student and educator productivity in a safe environment.

 

The Gaggle Safety Management for G Suite service combines technology with expert safety representatives, who review content 24/7 to assure students are safe. The service uses a computer algorithm to identify words, phrases and images of concern in all students PVUSD G Suite online resources. Content is then reviewed by the safety representatives for questionable content. Depending on the severity of the item, the Gaggle representative will contact the school principal (or site designee) to alert them to the issue and for positive intervention follow up as necessary.

 

For more information see attached documents.

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4/25/17

Boletin a la Comunidad, Abril 2017

 

PVUSD is pleased to share the most recent Bulletin to the Community.  We invite you to take a moment to read about the wonderful events for our students and community.  

 

PVUSD se complace en compartir el Boletín más reciente a la Comunidad. Le invitamos a tomar un momento para leer sobre los maravillosos eventos para nuestros estudiantes y la comunidad.

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UNDOCUMENTED STUDENTS AND FAMILIES: THE FACTS

ESTUDIANTES Y FAMILIAS INDOCUMENTADAS: LOS HECHOS

The Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) and the law firm of Fagen Firedman & Fulfrost published a 2-page fact sheet regarding ...more

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The Pajaro Valley Unified School District (Local Educational Agency) has adopted a policy that prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived ancestry, age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation , or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. The policy includes the following: a) A statement that it applies to all acts related to school activity or school attendance within a school under the jurisdiction of the superintendent of the school district. b) Requirement that school personnel take immediate steps to intervene when safe to do so when he or she witnesses an act of discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying.
(Ed. Code (EC) §§ 200, 220, 221.5, 234.1, and 260; Gov. Code (GC) § 11135; Pen. Code (PC) § 422.55; Cal. Code of Regs., Title 5 (5 CCR) §§ 4900, 4902, and 4960)

Complaints alleging noncompliance with this policy of discrimination should be directed to: 

  • The following person is designated as District Coordinator for Nondiscrimination and Title IX Coordinator – Assistant Superintendent in charge of Human Resources, Ian MacGregor.   Contact information is:  Email – ian_macgregor@pvusd.net Phone – 831 786-2145  
  • District 504 Coordination – Director of Special Education, Heather Gorman.  Contact information is:  Email – Heather_Gorman@pvusd.net.   Phone – 831 786-2130
  • A copy of the district’s Uniform Complaint Policy is available at our website in Board Policy and Regulation 1312.3, (PDF Policy; PDF Regulation)  Nondiscrimination 4030 (PDF Policy) Sexual Harassment Board Policy 4119.11(a) (PDF Policy; PDF Regulation), It is also found in our Parents Rights and Responsibilities Handbook on page 13. (PDF click here)  For the Spanish version, click here
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District Calendar

Today: 5/23/17

SCHOOL CALENDAR

Calendar 2016-17:

WEDNESDAYS: remain as early dismissal days for 2016-17. Exception August 17th and June 7th are regular days

 

NOTE TO ALL:

Last Day of School, Friday June 9th, is an Early Dismissal Day.

 

 

Calendar 2017-18

(Wednesdays remain as early dismissal days for 2017-18. Exceptions: August 16th and June 6th - they are a regular day!)

 

 

 

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