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Negotiations Update (TVEA)

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The negotiations process is inherently confidential by nature.  However, in an effort to improve communication with employees regarding the negotiations process, the District has added a segment to the Human Resources Development webpage to share updates as they occur.  The updates provided will be general in nature and will seek only to inform employees, not attempt to influence their opinions on any matter. 

Negotiations Update - April 19, 2017

JOINT COMMUNIQUE  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19, 2017

 

On Tuesday,  April 18, 2017, the TVEA and District negotiation teams met to discuss and negotiate several Memorandum of Understandings (MOU’s). TVEA and the District worked successfully in reaching agreement on six (6) MOU’s. Below is a listing of the MOU agreements:

 

New Memorandum of Understandings for Remainder of 16/17 School Year

 

Reauthorized Memorandum of Understandings for 17/18 School Year

  • 4th and 5th Grade Non Enrolled Students

  • TK-5th Grade Professional Development Wednesdays

  • Kindergarten Teacher Preparation

 

TVEA Bargaining Chair, Brian Balaris and District Lead Negotiator Ray Johnson applaud and appreciate the successful joint effort of the two teams and look forward to negotiations moving forward into the 17-18 school year.  


*TVEA unit members who are still considering retirement this school year are encouraged to review the One Time Suspension of Certain Bridge Medical Eligibility MOU and make note of the required timelines.

Negotiations Update - May 27, 2016 - Joint Communique

On Thursday, May 26, 2016, the bargaining teams came to a tentative agreement on creating a new category of leave, called "Illness- Family Care."  Please click here to read the joint communique with details 

Negotiations Update: 10/10/14

District reaches tentative agreement with TVEA

We are excited to announce that a collaborative effort spearheaded by TVEA President, Jeff Kingsberg and TVUSD Superintendent, Tim Ritter resulted in the Negotiation Teams reaching a Tentative Agreement outside of the Impasse-Mediation process.

This Tentative Agreement with the Temecula Valley Educators Association (TVEA) on a new two-year labor contract for 2013 – 2015 includes the following:

 

Compensation increased by 3% retroactive to July 1, 2014 and likely 2% more January 1, 2015

An immediate retroactive pay increase of 3% will be made to the salary schedules for all certificated employees. 

Salaries will be increased an additional 2% if the Governor proposes 20.68% in “gap funding” for school districts in his January 2015 Proposed Budget.  If the percentage is higher or lower than 20.68%, TVEA and TVUSD have agreed to reopen negotiations on compensation.

 

Work year reduced by one day without loss of pay

Another feature of the new agreement is that every unit member will be required to work one less day during the school year. This is tantamount to another pay increase because employees will not lose overall compensation for the reduced workload. The new work year for a classroom teacher will be 184 days.

The collaborative effort of TVEA and TVUSD has resulted in a Tentative Agreement that includes a compensation offer that respects employee's sacrifices in the past while living within our means moving forward.  We would like to thank the District’s employees for their patience and faith in the bargaining process.

 

 

 

Negotiations Update: 10/2/14

Temecula Valley Unified School District

Second Mediation Session Postponed  

While the District had hoped to continue working with TVEA in mediation tomorrow, regretfully, we were notified late this afternoon that our planned mediation session needed to be postponed. Unfortunately, the state assigned mediator isn't available due to a family emergency. 

The District is committed to working with TVEA to schedule a new mediation date as soon as possible. We will be sure to provide you with an update once a new date has been set.  

Negotiations Update 8/20/14

On August 20, 2014, the District and TVEA met for a confidential impasse mediation.  The parties did not reach agreement, but have agreed to a second mediation, tentatively scheduled for early October.

 

Negotiations Update 6/20/14

The District and TVEA met to negotiate on Thursday, June 19, with the district placing new offers on the table and explaining the negative impact that the new State budget will have on TVUSD.

The District began by explaining how the newly adopted State budget has had a negative impact on its fiscal outlook.  Specifically, the budget requires an unexpected increase to the District’s contribution to CALSTRS, the teacher retirement system.  (Costs are also expected to increase for employees who participate, as well as for required state funding but both are at lower levels than that of employers.) The increase begins with the 2014-15 school year, and escalates each year thereafter for a seven year period. During the first three years of the new requirements, the increase to the district is $8.7 million dollars.

The District also notified TVEA that it withdrew its proposal to cap class sizes at the elementary level, lowering them in accordance with new state guidelines and withdrawing a former proposal  to cap class sizes at the elementary level.  While this commitment lowers class sizes, which is a priority for all stakeholders, it would also result in increased costs to the District. 

With these significant cost issues in mind, the District proposed a 3% salary increase effective July 1, 2014.  The proposal also included previously agreed upon contract language, creation of an exploratory team to review the feasibility of providing district-wide Special Education case management, and the formation of a District Finance Committee. 

TVEA did not present a counterproposal.  Rather TVEA indicated that it intended to declare impasse. The process now moves to the next legally required step which is the certification for impasse proceedings by the California Public Employment Relations Board, the agency charged with administering the collective bargaining statutes.

Negotiations Update 6/13/14

On Wednesday, June 12, 2014, the District and the TVEA negotiation teams met to discuss the rejection of the May 5, 2014 Tentative Agreement and to begin the collaborative process of reaching another Tentative Agreement.  The teams discussed union members’ concerns related to the May 5th Tentative Agreement and discussed possible changes to that Agreement. 

While the teams were meeting, new information was received that a state budget was imminent.  The District will review the soon to be adopted state budget to determine what impact it has on the District’s fiscal outlook.  The parties are scheduled to meet again on June 19th for further discussions. 

Negotiations Update 5/05/14

The District and Association met on May 5th to continue the Negotiations process.  Tentative Agreements were reached on proposals regarding the implementation of a case management period at the secondary level, the intervention program voting process, changes to Personal Business Leave, changes to Bereavement Leave, changes to the Due Process/Just Cause article, and changes to the Shared Teaching article.  The Tentative Agreement includes a 1% salary increase (effective January 1, 2014) and an additional 3% salary increase (effective July 1, 2014). 

A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed regarding class sizes in Transitional Kindergarten through Third Grade classrooms, the Stipend Schedule (Appendix C-1), and Kindergarten Teacher Preparation Time.  It was also agreed that the District and Association would work cooperatively to revise the Evaluation form and procedure during the 2014-2015 school year.  

All of the written agreements have been posted on the “Contracts-TVEA” tab.  

Negotiations Update 3/17/14

The District and Association met on March 17th to continue the Negotiations process.  The District and Association reached Tentative Agreements on proposals regarding the intervention program voting process, changes to Bereavement Leave, and changes to the Due Process/Just Cause article.  The District and Association continued discussions regarding additional proposals related to Personal Business Leave, Involuntary Transfers, Class Size, a pilot Evaluation instrument, and a case management period for RSP and SDC teachers,

 

The District proposed an off-schedule bonus equivalent to 1.0% of salary earned from January 1, 2014 through June 30, 2014, to be paid on June 2014 pay warrants.  The District proposed an additional 3.5% salary increase effective July 1, 2014.  If this proposal was approved, the District would continue its pattern of deficit spending and a negative fund balance would result under current budgetary projections.  The District would require revenue increases in 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 in order to remain fully financially solvent in both of those fiscal years.  The financial implications of this proposal are included below:

 

 

Effective When

January 1, 2014

July 1, 2014

 
 

Amount

1% off schedule

3.50%

 
 

Effective Rate

 

3.50%

3.50%

 

Category

 2013-14

 2014-15

 2015-16

TOTAL REVENUES & TRANSFERS IN

          211,783,403

         221,807,088

        225,572,771

TOTAL EXPENDITURES & TRANSFERS OUT w/ fixed CSR (26/28) beginning 2014-15

          215,337,277

         219,035,919

        220,708,646

INCREASED EXPENDITURES

                 824,686

              5,755,175

             5,755,175

SURPLUS OR DEFICIT

             (4,378,560)

            (2,984,006)

              (891,050)

BEGINNING FUND BALANCE

            22,621,836

            18,243,276

          15,259,271

ENDING FUND BALANCE

            18,243,276

            15,259,271

          14,368,221

 

 

 

 

Components of Ending Fund Balance:

 

 

 

3% Required Reserve for Economic Uncertainties (9789)

              6,484,859

              6,743,733

             6,793,915

Reserve for RCF/Whse/Ppd Expenditures (Nonspendable - (710-9719)

                 150,000

                 150,000

                150,000

Federal & State Program Carry-Overs (Restricted - 9740)

              4,651,114

              2,471,709

             1,828,346

Local Program Carry-Overs (Assigned (9780)

              2,982,977

              4,141,975

             4,240,718

State Budget Uncertainties (Assigned - 9780)

              3,974,327

              1,751,854

             1,355,243

 

The Association proposed a 2% salary increase (effective January 1, 2014) and an additional 6% salary increase (effective July 1, 2014).  The net impact of this proposal is an 8% increase effective July 1, 2014.  If this proposal was approved, the District would increase its pattern of deficit spending and would become financially insolvent during the 2014-2015 school year.  Current budgetary projections reflect that the District would be $7 million in debt by June 2015 and $15 million in debt by June 2016.  The financial implications of this proposal are included below:

Effective When

January 1, 2014

July 1, 2014

 

Amount

2.00%

6.00%

 

Effective Rate

 

8.12%

8.12%

 

Category

 2013-14

 2014-15

 2015-16

TOTAL REVENUES & TRANSFERS IN

          211,783,403

         221,807,088

        225,572,771

TOTAL EXPENDITURES & TRANSFERS OUT w/ fixed CSR (26/28) beginning 2014-15

          215,337,277

         219,035,919

        220,708,646

INCREASED EXPENDITURES

              1,649,371

            13,352,005

          13,352,005

SURPLUS OR DEFICIT

             (5,203,245)

          (10,580,836)

           (8,487,880)

BEGINNING FUND BALANCE

            22,621,836

            17,418,591

             6,837,755

ENDING FUND BALANCE

            17,418,591

              6,837,755

           (1,650,125)

 

 

 

 

Components of Ending Fund Balance:

 

 

 

3% Required Reserve for Economic Uncertainties (9789)

              6,509,599

              6,971,638

             7,021,820

Reserve for RCF/Whse/Ppd Expenditures (Nonspendable - (710-9719)

                 150,000

                 150,000

                150,000

Federal & State Program Carry-Overs (Restricted - 9740)

              4,651,114

              2,471,709

             1,828,346

Local Program Carry-Overs (Assigned (9780)

              2,982,977

              4,141,975

             4,240,718

State Budget Uncertainties (Assigned - 9780)

              3,124,900

            (6,897,567)

         (14,891,009)

The District and Association agreed to select additional dates to continue the Negotiations process.

Negotiations Update 2/26/14

The District and Association met on February 26th to continue the Negotiations process.  The District and Association exchanged proposals on the issues of Personal Business Leave, Bereavement Leave, a case management period for RSP and SDC teachers, a pilot Evaluation instrument, and Article 5:  Hours.

The District presented a proposal regarding school-wide intervention program balloting (Article 5.13), Involuntary Transfers (Article 12.4.6), due process/just cause (Article 17.3.1), and the proposed term of the Collective Bargaining Agreement (Article 29.1).  This proposal included 3 Memorandum’s of Understanding (MOU’s) regarding:

  • Class size (Article 11 and Education Code § 42238.02(d)(3)(D))
  • The proposed term of the Collective Bargaining Agreement (Article 29.1)
  • An Evaluation Committee (Article 13)

The District’s proposal also included a 1.0% salary increase (effective January 1, 2014) and an additional 2% salary increase effective July 1, 2014.  The proposed salary increases result in a cumulative salary increase of 3% effective July 1, 2014.  Under the terms of the proposal, additional negotiations would be scheduled to discuss compensation for 2015-2016.

The District and Association agreed to meet again on March 17th to continue the Negotiations process.

Negotiations Update 2/20/14

The District and Association met on February 20th to continue the Negotiations process. Numerous topics were discussed including: instructional and non-instructional duties, preparation time, a case management period for RSP/SDC teachers, school-wide intervention programs, compensation for all unit members, Personal Business Leave, Bereavement Leave, transfers, due process/just cause, and the state guidelines for the expenditures of supplemental funding under the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF).

Significant progress was made during the afternoon in a sub-committee format. Needed clarification occurred on the language proposals being exchanged and numerous areas of common ground were identified. In addition, the District initiated a discussion of a compensation increase for the 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 school years. There was no discussion of compensation for the 2015-2016 school year by either party.

The District and Association agreed to meet again on February 26th to continue the Negotiations process.

Negotiations Update 1/30/14

The District and Association met on January 30th  to continue the Negotiations process. Numerous topics were discussed including: Speech and Language Pathologist compensation, case management periods for SDC and RSP teachers, the development of a Pilot Evaluation instrument, Counselor staffing ratios, and compensation for all bargaining unit members.

The majority of the proposals that were discussed required additional and significant financial commitments in order to be implemented. During a discussion of the District’s financial limitations, it was recommended that the Association prioritize the proposals it had made.

The District and Association agreed to meet again on February 20th to continue the Negotiations process.

Negotiations Update 11/25/13

The District and Association met on November 14th and 21st to discuss the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) Committee, Personal Business Leave, non-instructional duties (e.g., IEP/SST/504 meetings), preparation time, school site intervention programs, involuntary transfers, assignments/reassignments, and due process/just cause. Significant discussions took place surrounding the issue of the District’s implementation of the Common Core State Standards. The District and Association signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) regarding this issue creating a "Common Core State Standards Steering Committee." That MOU can be found under the "Contracts TVEA" tab.

The District and Association agreed to meet again in January to continue the negotiations process.

Negotiations Update: 11/4/13

The District and Association met on July 31st and August 7th to discuss the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF).  The primary subject of those discussions involved the required changes to Transitional Kindergarten through Third Grade class sizes.  The District and Association signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) regarding this issue.  That MOU can be found under the “Contracts TVEA/CSEA” tab.

 

The District and Association met on October 21st to discuss Common Core standards, the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP), and Stipend and Extra Duty Schedules (Appendices C-1 and C-2).  The preparation time for Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten teachers was discussed.  An MOU was signed on this issue and can be found under the “Contracts TVEA/CSEA” tab.

 

Also on October 21st, the District and Association discussed the “Pilot” Evaluation instrument that was introduced during the 2012-2013 school year.  At the request of the Association, the District agreed to return to the utilization of the “Teacher Evaluation Report” (Appendix E-2) for the 2013-2014 school year.  

Negotiations Update: 5/20/13

The District and Association met on May 17th and May 20th to continue the negotiations process for a new Collective Bargaining Agreement.  The discussion topics over the 2 days included such things as:  class size, the scheduling of Professional Learning Community meetings, the scheduling of staff meetings, the assignment of 6/5ths, the evaluation tool being piloted, changes to the District’s Kindergarten program in 2013-2014, the use of Personal Business Leave, the use of Bereavement Leave, and teacher preparation time. 

 

The District and Association have agreed to continue discussions in an “ad hoc” format the remainder of this school year, with full team negotiations resuming after the 2013-2014 school year commences.  With the current Collective Bargaining Agreement due to expire June 30th, it is important to note that all provisions of that Agreement will remain in effect during the course of continued negotiations during the 2013-2014 school year.

Negotiations Update: 5/6/13

The District and TVEA met on May 1st and 2nd to participate in the negotiations process for a new master contract.  The term of the current master contract is July 1, 2011, through June 30, 2013.  Both parties have “sunshined” their proposals in accordance with the appropriate statutes.

Numerous topics were discussed in these sessions including:  Personal Business Leave, Bereavement Leave, the evaluation instrument currently being piloted, Professional Learning Communities scheduling for 2013-2014, and upcoming changes to the District’s Kindergarten program.  Significant discussion also took place regarding the April 10, 2012, Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) which is due to expire June 30, 2013.

The District and TVEA have agreed to meet again May 17, 20, and 22, to continue this process.