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SRVUSD board to discuss tentative deal with teachers union

Measure D budget revisions, 2nd interim 2013-14 financial report, Teachers of the Year recognition among other meeting topics

The San Ramon Valley school board on Tuesday (March 11) is set to debate approving a tentative agreement that would raise the salary scale for all members of one union in the district.

The deal calls for a 4% increase to the salary schedule for employees in the San Ramon Valley Education Association, which represents district teachers, counselors, nurses, psychologists, librarians and speech pathologists.

The proposed change, which would be retroactive to Jan. 1, would cost the district almost $2.35 million, according to district officials.

The contract discussion is listed among the open-session items for Tuesday's meeting, set to begin at 7 p.m. in the boardrooms at 699 Old Orchard Drive in Danville.

In other business, board members will recognize the district's 2014 Teachers of the Year: Karen Young, a transitional kindergarten teacher at Coyote Creek Elementary School in San Ramon, and Kara Teach, a special education teacher at Charlotte Wood Middle School in Danville.

They will also honor Monte Vista High teacher Kimberley Gilles, who won the National Education Association Member Benefits Award for Teaching Excellence last month.

The board will consider proposed revisions to the budget for Measure D, the $260 million school facilities bond passed locally in November 2012. The changes include increasing budget revenues by roughly $9 million because of estimated interest, a state grant and state funding for energy-related projects.

Board members will also receive the 2012-13 Measure D financial and performance audit reports.

District officials will present the second interim financial report of this fiscal year. Later, staff will lead an informational discussion on methods for procuring construction services.

The board will also discuss facility needs for kindergarten and transitional kindergarten programs district-wide next school year.

Board members will review proposed revisions to their policy aimed at keeping district workplaces free of drugs and alcohol. They will also consider final approval for new policies on employee breastfeeding and students who are married, pregnant or already parents.

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