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SRVUSD, teachers reach tentative agreement on most articles in negotiations

Original post made on Mar 7, 2019

After announcing a framework for continued negotiations between San Ramon Valley Unified School District officials and teachers union representatives earlier this week, the two sides have made more progress toward a new contract, reaching tentative agreement on terms in 11 key topic areas.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, March 7, 2019, 3:00 PM

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Posted by Math Teacher
a resident of San Ramon
on Mar 7, 2019 at 7:41 pm

Hello, I just want to make a quick note:

There's a great deal of semantics around the language of teacher's pay. It is 100% public knowledge, and you can find the salary schedule on the SRVUSD Human Resources web page.

The thing that I feel bears a little clarification is restoration vs. raise. Since SRVEA membership opted to stop asking for salary changes during the recession (as the article states from 2008 - 2012), when times were good again, SRVEA membership sought to make back some of the lost buying power.

Depending on the source, the inflation rate for the SF Bay Area is estimated somewhere between 20-29%. This means that while a positive change of 19.31% from the salary schedule in 2008 to the current one (should SRVEA ratify) will bring the salary schedule back to being very close to the buying power we had in 2008, it is not a raise in our buying power.

[The 19.31% is just a little math thing that's been bugging me--the raises are multiplicative, not additive. It wouldn't be an 18% change in the salary schedule from 2008, there were multiple smaller changes that add up to 18%, but when applied over time, they multiply to make an actual change of 19.31%.]

We are not going after a huge raise because we need money to lease a larger yacht, it's about being able to restore and maintain equal buying power compared to cost of living increases.

Posted by k harkins
a resident of San Ramon
on Mar 8, 2019 at 6:52 am

while I'm happy that the district seems to be acknowledging the great work that teachers do, and they sure as heck value themselves with huge wages and bonuses, what about the kids? The main reason for the possible strike? All the sticking points left are about the kids, so really nothing has been accomplished. Such a shame-our students are the ones that lose out.

Posted by JK
a resident of Walnut Creek
on Mar 8, 2019 at 9:43 am

K harkins,

[removed] It is the teachers union that wants class size reduction etc, all the things management was not willing to give in on. The union tried to get this, for the kids. And huge wages and bonuses, you are certainly misinformed. Give it a rest.

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