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February 2012

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SU11-1042 CA Educator UTLA Ad 4_83x9_7_SU11-1042 CA Educator UTLA Ads 7/29/11 11:29 AM Page Bargaining updates around the state ALAMEDA EDUCATION ASSOCIATION members had a fruitless Jan. 30 session with a state mediator over their pro- posals for raises and better benefits — proposals which merely match what the superintendent received. The dispute was then certified to be heard by a neutral fact-finder under state law soon. The fact-finder will offer a non-binding resolution of the bargaining impasse in Alameda Unified School District, which continues to keep millions in reserves rather than invest in its educators. ALUM ROCK EDUCATORS ASSOCIATION members in San Jose have been bargaining a successor collective bargaining agreement for over a year. The battle so far has included AREA winning a favorable Public Employment Relations Board settle- ment of an unfair labor practice charge over the district illegally recording bargaining sessions without the union's knowledge. While AREA members have had no raises for several years, the superintendent recently received a $4,000 raise and some administrators received dubious longevity stipends. BLOCHMAN TEACHERS ASSOCIATION in Santa Maria won a new salary schedule structure that increases pay 2 to 13 per- cent depending on where members are on the schedule, and adds more pay for additional credits and a master's degree. BURBANK TEACHERS ASSOCIATION members ratified a tentative agreement in December that includes restoration language and no permanent cuts. FAMILY PARTNERSHIP CHARTER TEACHERS ASSOCIA- TION in San Luis Obispo County settled an unfair labor practice complaint against their employer by negotiating a continuation of step and column increases and retroactive pay, and incorporated part-time unit members into their bargaining unit and contract. GLENDALE TEACHERS ASSOCIATION reached a tentative agreement Jan. 12, which rescinds two furlough days for this school year and postpones one until next school year. PEABODY CHARTER EDUCATION ASSOCIATION in Santa Barbara settled for a 2 percent salary increase retroactive to July 1, 2011. SAN JOSE TEACHERS ASSOCIATION and the San Jose Unified School District have begun a fundamentally differ- ent bargaining process. The approach is a collaborative and constructive partnership which will focus on the profession and professionalism of teachers. Both parties agree that successful interaction between teachers and students in the classroom is paramount. TAHOE TRUCKEE EDUCATION ASSOCIATION is working to see that the district makes cuts in non-classroom areas before considering any concessions. Teachers took five fur- lough days last year and are resolved not to take any further cuts this year, especially when the district has a healthy 24 percent reserve. TTEA expects to reach out to parents and the community in an effort to tell their story. TEHACHAPI ASSOCIATION OF TEACHERS negotiated the restoration of four furlough days and pay. New! Introducing the Clear Credential Program (Single and Multiple Subject) The UC San Diego Extension SB 2042 Clear Credential program is designed for public, charter and private school teachers who are employed in a school or district that does not have an Induction program. After completing the program, students can initiate the formal recommendation to the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. The new UC San Diego Extension Clear Credential Program is: • completely online. • designed to meet the new standards defined by the CCTC. • one of the first programs to be made available under the new CCTC standards. • specifically designed to be completed within one year. • available to teachers employed outside of California. To view credential requirements, program FAQ and download an application please visit our Clear Credential program page at UC San Diego Extension also offers accessible and affordable online programs for K-12 and Postsecondary Educators. • New courses begin every month • Most programs can be completed online within one year • Interactive, Research-Based Programs with Practical Classroom Application Programs include: • CLAD Through CTEL • CCTC-Approved Reading Certificate • Career and Technical Education (CTE) • College Counseling For more information, please contact • Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) • Teaching Adult Learners • Teaching Online • Professional Development/ Salary Point Coursework Morgan Appel, Director of Education at: (858) 534-9273 or February 2012 / 31 SU11-1042

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