MAY 23, 2013
The surplus for the 2013-14 school year has been a fiasco from the start. This is mainly because positions at the Superintendent’s Priority Schools have been excluded (a contract violation that SCTA will be grieving) from the process. Yesterday the District ran out of elementary positions, leaving more than 50 members with no options. As a result, the surplus placement process guaranteed in Article 8 of the collective bargaining agreement has been suspended at this time. SCTA is hopeful that more positions will become available after the 31st of May. As a result SCTA will be asking the District to suspend the process for everyone until the first week in June in hopes that more positions will appear.