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Alameda Education Association Ratifies Agreement with AUSD
Membership Votes to Approve Agreement Resolving Contract Negotiations with the District
Alameda, Thursday, March 14, 2013 – The membership of the Alameda Education Association (AEA) has voted to ratify the tentative agreement with AUSD signed February 28 resolving successor bargaining negotiations with the District.
Under the agreement, teachers will receive a 2.5% retroactive ongoing raise for all of the current school year (2012-13), an additional .75% ongoing raise in 2013-14 and a 1.25% one-time increase for 2013-14. Teachers would then receive an additional 1.75% ongoing raise in 2014-15 unless the District cannot afford that increase. The Board will hold a public hearing to make a determination on the 2014-2015 salary increase by January 31, 2014. With the additional 1.75% increase in 2014-15, teachers would receive a total ongoing salary increase of 5% over three years. The agreement also includes a stipend for speech and language pathologists and moves Career Technical Education teachers to the main teacher salary schedule.
Under the terms of the agreement, by April 30 of this year AEA will vote on two options for calendars for 2014-15 and 2015-16. Accordingly, before the end of this school year the District will share with the community the school calendars for 2014-15 and 2015-16. The 2013-14 calendar has already been approved and is posted on the home page of the District’s website.
The agreement provides that K-3 class size maximums will remain at 25:1 for the duration of Measure A (through the 2017-18 school year), consistent with the provisions of Measure A. It also provides that during the next school year (2013-2014) a joint AEA-District group will study and recommend an implementation plan for professional collaboration through Professional Learning Communities (PLCs). The Superintendent will accept the PLC implementation plan as recommended by the group.
The agreement provides further that magnet schools are exempt from seniority transfers for 3 years; that teachers accepting seniority transfers are guaranteed the teaching position to which they transfer for one year unless changes are necessary due to fluctuations in enrollment; and permits District teachers’ children to attend AUSD schools with a teacher’s assigned school of employment considered as the student’s neighborhood school.
Superintendent Vital sounded an optimistic note: “It is a great thing for our students and our community that we have reached the compromises reflected in this agreement. We are hopeful that this new contract will help us repair relationships and support our ongoing efforts to have all of us united and working together every day to provide the very best education we can for every student in every classroom in the District. ”