Bargaining blog 2/7/2024
Since there were no monetary items discussed at today’s bargaining session, here are the highlights of what we covered:
Elementary Common Planning Time
We reviewed the results of the Elementary CPT survey. A short version of this will be presented at the School Board Meeting Feb. 15.
The current Elementary CPT MOU expires this spring. As we looked to create an amended version the following areas were addressed.
We worked on clarifying how sites use CPT, focusing on collaboration between administration and certificated staff to ensure that the time used efficiently at each site.
Some sites are more successfully implementing their collaboration time than others and some schools need some safety nets to help them along their journey.
Site Principal and certificated staff will jointly plan their early release calendar. If they can’t reach consensus then they will default to
1 PD (with teacher input) or collaboration
TK and TK-K combos were discussed
Dates were adjusted.
Teachers who lose their prep will be able to replace that time
Prep teachers will not be asked to make up missed prep time
K-2 soft start for the first 3 weeks of the school year.
Teachers who lose their afternoon prep during those first 3 weeks will be afforded 30 minutes of prep during their assessment time (early release).
Itinerant teachers will not be making up prep during that time.
Common planning for SpED preschool was also discussed. It will need more revision and will come back in a later session.
LCAP: FCUSD is in the process of updating LCAP goals. This impacts how supplemental $ at sites and for our district. If you haven’t done so already, please contribute your input/priorities via the district’s thought exchange.