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Posted by: thepinetree on 06/15/2017 01:28 PM Updated by: thepinetree on 06/15/2017 01:28 PM
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Update From Calaveras Unified School District Negotiations

San Andreas, CA...An update regarding negotiations between Calaveras Unified School District and Calaveras Unified Educators Association (CUEA). Posted on the CUSD website at https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8dxpNiYFqDlSDF2VDFfeTBRS2s/view is a copy of the official Fact Finding Report, including the formal dissent issued as part of the official report, that was a result of the formal Fact Finding process that Calaveras Unified School District engaged in with the Calaveras Unified Educators Association (CUEA), as part of the contract negotiation process.




As stated by Mr. Ron Bennett, CEO of School Services of California (the pre-eminent organization in the analysis of school finance in the state of California), who served on the Fact Finding Panel and who authored the dissent as part of the Fact Finding Report,

“I must dissent with this report in its entirety. It is not based upon factual evidence and it fails to consider the interests of the public”

“In fact, if the district were to implement these flawed recommendations it would need to dismantle academic programs, lay off staff and perhaps even close neighborhood schools”

“If the district were to accept the Chair’s recommendations, it would, by its own hand, immediately become “Negative” in its financial condition and a ward of the state. The District should, therefore, completely reject all of the recommendations of the Chair”

“…my dissent is based on the principle that this fact finding report contains no findings based upon the facts. It represents a giveaway to adults at the expense of programs for kids. “

Official statements from Superintendent Mark Campbell

“Our objective remains the same--- to continue to seek a resolution to all issues being negotiated and keep the lines of dialogue open as part of this process”

“The fact-based conclusions articulated in the dissent from Mr. Bennett clearly illustrate the reality of our current and projected financial conditions and are what will guide our decision making process”

“I can’t recommend any decisions to increase expenditures that would jeopardize the ongoing efforts to create sustainable fiscal stability for CUSD”

“I can’t justify increasing compensation for staff while looking at making already necessary cuts and reductions to staff and programs”

“It is important to note that the report from the panel chairperson recommends that we provide increases to salaries and benefits for staff, but does not provide the data to illustrate how exactly we can afford to do so”

“It is not in the district’s best interests to make decisions to increase our budget deficit and create the possible reality of CUSD not having an approved budget that could lead to the state intervening and assuming control over our district…that would be highly irresponsible”

“We ask that all CUSD stakeholders read the report from the Chairperson of the Fact Finding Panel, read the dissent from Mr. Bennett (panel member) and draw their conclusions after considering both perspectives”


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0B8dxpNiYFqDlSDF2VDFfeTBRS2s
Posted on: 2017-06-15 15:49:57   By: Anonymous
 
Gloop.

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    Re: Pregnancy Stats today?
    Posted on: 2017-06-15 16:19:11   By: Anonymous
     
    Good point what is the rate of high school pregnancy in 2017 compared to 1980? Is it higher or lower? Is sex ed really working and if not where is the failure point?

    Questions that should be being asked and answers presented. Our foothill region has a past sadly of high school pregnancies dating far back to the 70's.

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      Re: Pregnancy Stats today?
      Posted on: 2017-06-15 16:43:09   By: Anonymous
       
      Though we have one of the highest rates of teenage pregnancy in the western world, it. has steadily declined in the U.S. since the 1950s and has reached historic lows from 2009 on. California is one state that showed some of the largest decreases. All studies indicate it's less about teenagers having less sex than it is better access to contraception and sex education. Research the Guttmacher Institute study and others to see for yourself or ask a health care professional.

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    Re: 0B8dxpNiYFqDlSDF2VDFfeTBRS2s
    Posted on: 2017-06-15 19:22:28   By: Anonymous
     
    F U GLOOP

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More Kid Care
Posted on: 2017-06-15 16:15:34   By: Anonymous
 
They really need to stop thinking on their fat salaries and live with in their means and give more care to the kids. Public schools these days are flooding society with kids who can hardly write their name legibly nor are able to fill out a simple job application properly.

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    Re: More Kid Care
    Posted on: 2017-06-16 11:05:53   By: Anonymous
     
    Exactly!

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No Subject
Posted on: 2017-06-15 16:33:27   By: Anonymous
 
If only our Board of Supervisors would pay more attention to fiscal stability in county government. To speak to the school talks - this has been coming for years.

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    Re: Employment
    Posted on: 2017-06-15 21:34:03   By: Anonymous
     
    I would love to work at Calaveras High School. However, when I look at their dismal compensation, I regretfully have to look elsewhere.There are repeated vacancies for key teaching positions, year after year. At one teacher training, I had a teacher begging me to take her job so that she could get out of her contract and make a living elsewhere.

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      Re: scientific papers and My Mom say
      Posted on: 2017-06-15 21:47:52   By: Anonymous
       
      I would lovEmploymente to work at Calaveras High School. However, when I look at their disma jobl , I regretfully have to look elsewhere.There are repeated vacancies for key teaching positions, year after year. At one teacher training, I had a teacher compensation begging me to take her job so that she could get out of her contract and make a living elsewhere

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Re: More Kid Care
Posted on: 2017-06-16 06:47:58   By: Anonymous
 
You really have NO IDEA what you're talking about.
CUSD gets Title One funding - same as Vallecito and Amador. They don't get less money. I'd wager it's about identical.
In regard to teacher and classified wages, those are determined through collective bargaining; that means the district looked at their budget and projected the cost of living increases were warranted and feasible before they agreed to it. The teachers are only asking for what their CONTRACTS promise.
No first year teachers are ever "left in the dust." Their salaries are bargained through he collective bargaining process with everyone else. It's the same process for classified staff, too.
Salaries are based on a tiered system (again, determines via collective bargaining) and go up based on years of service, and additional units or degrees over the starting column.
Retiring teachers make the average of their last 3 years of service once they retire. Again, this is agreed upon with the district.
No one is pulling a fast one. No one is being greedy.
If CUSD is mismanaging funds, that's an Administative problem.
Stop scapegoating the certificates and classified staff for poor financial management by administration.

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    Re: More Kid Care
    Posted on: 2017-06-17 23:01:10   By: Anonymous
     
    So many lies and exaggerations I don't know where to begin. You obviously weren't around when the union left beginning teachers in the dust. And now you are just taking their bait like a good little member. I feel sorry for you. Learn to think for yourself and ask questions. Your union is only out for itself.

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      Re: More Kid Care
      Posted on: 2017-06-18 13:35:37   By: Anonymous
       
      The union IS teachers.
      You're an idiot.

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