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Posted by: thepinetree on 10/18/2017 11:32 PM Updated by: thepinetree on 10/18/2017 11:32 PM
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Striking Teachers Forcing All CUSD Schools to Close Thursday & Probably Friday

San Andreas, CA...Update on Calaveras Unified Negotiations (CUSD and CUEA-Teachers) and the Teachers Strike. District officials and teacher leaders engaged in informal negotiations late into Wednesday night, yet were unable to reach a resolution to the contract negotiations. CUSD Teachers, as communicated on Tuesday, plan to start their official strike on Thursday, October 19. The length of the strike has yet to be communicated.

Due to staffing conditions, resulting in projected shortages of teachers and support staff, that will be created by, and influenced by, the teachers strike, all CUSD schools will be closed Thursday and likely Friday.

If we can't provide the necessary staffing to create a safe and secure learning environment, we have no other choice but to close schools at this time. Do note, these are school days we may have to make up to meet the minimum requirement.

We will assess our status and capacity to resume normal operations on a daily basis and will provide ongoing updates, on the webpage as well as automated messages to all regarding our direction in the re-opening of schools.

We continue to be open to working towards a resolution to our contract negotiations.

Mark Campbell
Calaveras Unified School District

Make Every Moment and Every Day Matter for Every Student!

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Posted on: 2017-10-19 04:33:00   By: Anonymous
Imagine of the kids went on strike?
I wonder what their demands would be?
Good day to take a kid fishing, some big Browns and Bows are starting to fatten up.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2017-10-19 05:33:15   By: Anonymous
Lock the bums out and hire new teachers.

Calaveras schools are almost complete failures.

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    Posted on: 2017-10-19 05:35:30   By: Anonymous
    The teachers perform one of the most important jobs in our society. They should be well paid. Attorneys not so much!

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      Posted on: 2017-10-19 05:53:28   By: Anonymous
      Yes teachers should be well paid, I agree with that, they have the children's future
      in their hands. So the teachers should be held
      accountable to do their jobs. Just wondering, do teachers ever go
      under review about their ability to do their job correctly? Any type of test
      to make sure they are still qualified to teach?

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        Posted on: 2017-10-19 12:05:17   By: Anonymous
        I agree - teachers should be paid well for a job well done. As an employee, I am reviewed annually on my performance and accomplishments at work, and my wages change accordingly. There should be an annual review process in place for teachers as well - our children's future depends on quality teachers doing their best. That being said, I have also had a lot of experience with unions and most of them are against performance reviews.

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          Posted on: 2017-10-19 14:11:08   By: Anonymous
          What a stupid statement
          In my Trade union if you did not perform you did not work
          So the people that couldn't cut it made no living
          I wish people on this forum had little bit of knowledge

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          Posted on: 2017-10-19 15:59:00   By: Anonymous
          DO YOUR HOMEWORK PEOPLE!!! Teachers ARE reviewed regularly, between a minimum of 4 times per year to once every other year, depending on the length of time in the district and their performance during said reviews. If a teacher is not performing to standard, they are put on "Professional Improvement Plans" to correct the issues and are monitored much more closely until either they are brought up to standard, or they are let go. Some observations are scheduled, others are unscheduled. They are also required to attend constant continuing education courses, workshops, and seminars to maintain their credentials. Do you honestly think that they are just handed a credential and let loose to behave however they choose?! It infuriates me that people throw around these idiotic statements when they have no factual knowledge of what they are talking about!

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    Posted on: 2017-10-19 06:04:46   By: Anonymous
    and hire who? You? Call it Stupidity 101

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      Posted on: 2017-10-19 06:52:04   By: Anonymous
      Joe at the shop just got laid off. He could give pointers out on how to change your oil and the proper way to recycle.
      That homeless guy in Murphys could teach the kids the correct way to fleece the Gov and hard working people who pay taxes to get food stamps, free cell phone, medical and dental.
      They could be hired until we get replacement teachers because some dimwit fired ALL of them.
      Shoot I'm getting mean again, blood pressure rising....even though I am stating the truth (well except about Joe, he was an example), I guess that makes me mean.
      I better eat, and meditate...or maybe medicate???
      Have a wonderful day, and I do hope our teachers are back to work soon and doing their job as best as they can. Children are our future, so teach them well.

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    Posted on: 2017-10-19 07:12:11   By: Anonymous
    We have great schools and for the most part phenomenal teachers. The teacher's unions have almost ruined the education system in this country.

    Look at our colleges! They are now noting more than young adult day care centers

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      Posted on: 2017-10-19 07:30:19   By: Anonymous
      As individual contributors, we have some phenomenal teachers. Many have the best interests of the kids at heart. The real issue is that the teachers' unions have become too powerful and in their efforts to protect its members have resulted in some mediocre educators, too. Most districts offer tenure after only a couple of years and reviews are basic. Short of drinking on the job or abusing a student, you're pretty much guaranteed a job for life. What other profession can say the same? Additional point -I'm still working with teachers in the South Bay in good communities having classrooms of 32-34 students. Many are English as second language learners as well. This is a reality in most of California. If we demand that classes stay smaller, we need to collectively figure out where that money is coming from. A difficult thing to accomplish in a county with no new revenue prospects on the horizon and where any talk of tax increases is quickly dismissed.

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      Posted on: 2017-10-19 14:12:06   By: Anonymous
      Just like the White House

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No Subject
Posted on: 2017-10-19 06:02:44   By: Anonymous
Hey! Anyone hear any news about commercial marijuana? Banned, or more regulations?
This strike is great timing, if you need your kids to be looked after, I can use some trimmers for a few days?
754 6500

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    Posted on: 2017-10-19 06:42:11   By: Anonymous
    F'n MORONs in these parts

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    Posted on: 2017-10-19 07:35:46   By: Anonymous
    You do make a point in the sens that commercial cannabis could have been a badly needed infusion of revenue. Even the sheriff noted he'll need about 600K more in his budget for additional staffing to enforce a ban. Stay tuned, the great cannabis debate has been continued to next week.

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      Posted on: 2017-10-19 08:25:17   By: Anonymous
      Teachers save a portion of their pay each month in a retirement account. They’re not getting a free ride in retirement - that money is funds they invested through STRS for their retirement over the course of their 25+ years of service.
      No teacher gets free health care after retirement.
      No teacher gets free healthcare during employment, either. They pay their own premiums out of each paycheck each month.
      If you’re going to lie, at least do a decent job.

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        Posted on: 2017-10-19 14:13:16   By: Anonymous
        Teachers aren't even allowed Social Security

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