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May 22: Update on Negotiations with PVFT

 

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.

 

Posted by: Alicia Jimenez Published:5/23/17
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