February 24, 2021 OSD and OEA met from 12:30-3:30 pm. OEA presented a response to Class Size MOU, including an option for adding positions and reducing the RIF. OEA presented a response to the COVID MOU amendment, including compensation and hybrid schedules. We have not reached an agreement, but have agreed to meet again March 10, 2021 (and possibly March 1st).
February 10, 2021 OEA and OSD met from 12:30-3:30 p.m. OSD's response to class size proposal: extend current MOU on Class Size. OSD submitted an Amended COVID-19 Return to School MOU. OEA and OSD will meet again February 24 and March 10, 2021.
January 27, 2021 OEA submitted a proposal to reduce class size for the 2021-2022 school year at all grade levels to address learning loss. OEA submitted a Catastrophic Leave Bank Proposal and it was accepted by OSD. The proposal will shift the order of payments, but will increase the length of paid status for participants eligible to receive compensation.
January 22, 2021 OEA and OSD met on January 22, 2022. An agreement was reached on an Early Notification Incentive. The incentive is intended to encourage members to notify the district if they intend to retire or resign at the end of the year. This incentive may reduce the number of RIFs and benefits our members. OEA and OSD will meet again on January 27, 2021.
January 11, 2021 OEA and OSD met on January 11, 2021. Parent surveys were shared and approximately 50% of parents selected distance learning. Based on the numbers, almost every class would be disrupted. In addition, many combos would be needed at each site. Together we agreed to revisit (redo) our hybrid plan and schedules.
OSD rejected OEA's Death Benefit and Covid Leave Proposals. OEA submitted a proposal for an Early Notification Incentive.
November 20, 2020 OEA and OSD met on October 16, October 28, November 3, and November 9, 2020. Discussion focused primarily on developing hybrid and full distance learning schedules. Our goals include safety, PPE, protected planning time, similar workload for hybrid and full time distance teachers, staggered returns, ability to finish your day at home, and clear protocols for testing, screening, and notification. We continue to remind them to prepare for sub shortages as we cannot split classes when there is no substitute available. Negotiations continue, but schedules were presented to the Board with protected planning from 8:00-9:00 a.m. and live instruction from 9:30-12:30. We have no additional dates on the calendar but we will meet in December.
Where is the Canvas MOU? There is no Canvas MOU, it is actually number 39 of the COVID MOU below. It states: One additional professional development day for Canvas will be paid at the bargaining unit member's per diem rate upon completion of modules by December 31, 2020.
The modules required were determined by the District. Dr. Shea's email on October 1st provided details and a timecard sample, summarized here:
All 6 hours must be completed within the Canvas Training Services Portal
(YouTube, VCOE, or District Sponsored Trainings will not be accepted. There are two required live sessions: Assignments and Leveraging Modules. (Note-each month Canvas posts their live session calendar. Canvas is arranging for more afternoon sessions.)
The other four hours may be completed by participating in live sessions or self-paced courses offered through the Training Services Portal.Some recommended live sessions are: Exploring the Canvas Commons, Course Communication Tools, Quiz Basics, Gradebook and Speedgrader, Content Pages, Group Work and Collaboration….
Evidence of completion is required and a time card with proof of completion attached and turned into the principal.
Evidence of completion can be either a completion certificate or a screen shot of your “my learning” from within canvas.
Please submit all trainings on one timecard when all trainings are complete.