Details of agreement between school district and union revealed, instructional days to be reduced

PRESS RELEASE

Cabrillo Unified School District May 18, 2010

District and Teachers’ Association reach tentative agreement on pay cut days

The Cabrillo Unified School District and the Cabrillo Unified Teachers’ Association (CUTA), representing 178 teachers and counselors, have announced the details of the tentative agreement reached on May 13. The two-year agreement calls for a temporary reduction in the length of the 2010-2011 and 2011-2012 work years and substantial new medical insurance cost-sharing provisions in response to the on-going state budget crisis (details to be announced at a later date).

The parties agreed to reduce the work year by seven days for each of the next two years if Parcel Tax Measure E fails (five student instructional days, one staff development day, and one teacher-designated work day) and three days if Measure E is approved on June 8 (two student instructional days and one staff development day). The specific “pay cut” dates have yet to be determined. A district committee will convene on May 26 to weigh options for modifying the 2010-2011 school year calendar and prepare recommendations to present to the school board at its next regularly scheduled meeting on June 3. A seven-day reduction in the work year would generate an estimated savings of $573,817 in reduced salary expenditures if all employee groups agree to this cost-saving measure while a three-day reduction would result in an annual savings of $245,025.
CUTA is expected to conduct its ratification vote May 24-26. If approved by the Association membership, the Cabrillo Unified School District Board will consider final ratification on June 3.

Non-represented employees including district and school administrators, confidential staff, and psychologists re-affirmed their earlier pledge to match any “share the pain” settlement with the Association earlier today.

Negotiations with the California School Employees’ Association, Chapter 485, representing Cabrillo classified staff members are continuing and the two parties are scheduled to return to the table on May 26.

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