Educators Propose Negotiations to Fully Reopen Schools and Conclude Successor Contract by August 15
Sacramento (June 17): Today, on behalf of 2800 certificated educators, the Sacramento City Teachers Association (SCTA) wrote School Board President Christina Pritchett and Superintendent Jorge Aguilar requesting that the District commit to a schedule for negotiations to ensure that schools can fully reopen and a new contract can be finalized by the time school starts on September 2.
Educators proposed a goal of having these issues resolved by August 15.
You can view a copy of the letter here.
SCTA presented its “Back to School Better” Framework for Fully Reopening Schools to the District on June 8. The District offered no response and has avoided scheduling a follow-up date to meet.
In light of the overwhelming vote by both certificated and classified staff that they have NO CONFIDENCE in Aguilar, educators are also requesting that the school board designate one of its elected members to participate directly in the bargaining process.
With state funding of K-12 education at its highest level ever in California history and SCUSD receiving an additional $313 million in federal and state dollars related to COVID, SCUSD has a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to make significant improvements to student services.