San Diego Teachers and San Diego Unified Reach MOU on Criteria for Reopening
Instructional Model Still to Be Negotiated
The San Diego Education Association (SDEA) and the San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD) announced February 22, 2021 that they have negotiated an MOU that establishes the criteria for reopening San Diego schools for in-person instruction.
The San Diego agreement is in alignment with SCTA’s Five-Point Framework for Reopening:
Vaccination: all educators must have access to vaccinations (both doses) before being required to report onsite (and achieve maximum immunity before resuming in-person instruction);
Ventilation: A previous MOU in San Diego already required that classrooms are equipped with MERV 13 filtration/ventilation systems, OR, MERV 8 equipped sytems, with approved portable HEPA filters. Classrooms also have CO2 monitors.
Mitigation: Strict safety mitigations must be in place.
Low Community Spread: San Diego County must be in the red tier or better.
Student Intervention: With these safeguards now part of an enforceabe agreement, SDEA and SDUSD will begin negotiations over the instructional model that best addresses the learning needs of San Diego students.
San Diego continues to demonstrate the benefits of an administration that is willing to engage constructively with its certificated and classified staff.