What’s next? The board of education can and should step in. Budgets are built on priorities. The next Board of Education meeting is set for April 13, 2022 @ 5:00 p.m. We are asking ALL of our members to show up at 1515 Hughes Way for a rally/protest.
Bargaining Update: Thursday, March 24
Today the LBUSD and TALB bargaining teams met.
There is no agreement surrounding full day Transitional Kindergarten. There is no agreement surrounding full day Kindergarten. TALB understands the communities’ interest in these programs. Having a full day Transitional Kindergarten and full day Kindergarten that is adequately staffed is critical for instructional success and safety. Co-Collaborative Teaching (CCT) needs to be hammered out as well, particularly with the District expanding these programs with no agreements. While we do not have any further large group negotiation dates set at this time, we do plan on meeting in small group to deal with TK, Kinder and CCT prior to going to mediation. Having these items settled prior may make mediation, if necessary, more focused.
The District has offered 4% on schedule and a 3% off schedule.
TALB has countered with a 6% on scheduled and 1% off schedule.
Off schedule payments do not help our less senior members deal with sky-rocketing inflation. On schedule raises set the bar for our retiring members who will be living on a fixed income and facing $6.00 a gallon for gas. We understand the fiscal challenges the District is facing with declining enrollment. However, the District has maintained and built large reserves for several years and has received massive infusions of revenue from the state and federal government.
What’s next? The board of education can and should step in. Budgets are built on priorities.
The next Board of Education meeting is set for April 13, 2022 @ 5:00 p.m. We are asking ALL of our members to show up at 1515 Hughes Way for a rally/protest.
Poster board and markers will be available at TALB, starting on Monday, March 28, 2022. We need to encourage the Board of Education to get executive staff to make adequate proposals on Transitional Kindergarten, Kindergarten, Co-Collaborative Teaching and compensation.