Schedules FAQs I am looking at the Middle School Schedule and it says period 1 is 9:00-10:15. Am I teaching all this time? No, AB98 requires live synchronous time daily. The schedule has live teaching from 9:00-9:30. The extra support time is as needed, for example if a few students need a little extra time. You can go offline and then the students have a block to work on period 1 work. At 10:15 period 2 begins and is the same. During period 1, if my lesson is going longer than expected, can I stay online? Yes, this schedule allows for teacher directed flexibility within your allocated time after your required minutes. I see “check in” on the schedule, what does that mean? AB98 requires daily live interaction for all students. This is still being defined by the legislature and we hope this will be clarified soon. It could be a quick Zoom to see if students have questions about their assignments. But it could also be a post they need to respond to on Google Classroom (pushed out through Canvas) or a Google Form. Check in will be for all students in the opposite periods, so if you had morning Zoom (or Google Meets etc) with periods 1-3, you will check in with periods 4-6. In Middle School, do I have to teach live the first 30 minutes, or can I send out a question or warm up and then meet at 9:30 for my scheduled 30 minutes? We want the students and families to know exactly when the students must be online as attendance is mandatory and the District is required to use the attendance remediation procedures currently in place if students are not participating. It is best is we keeps things uniform across the District. There is flexibility in the schedule to add extra minutes within your allocated time. You may also send out your prompt asynchronously prior to your live time. I see the schedule is from 8:00 to 4:00, what happened to our professional day? We know how important planning time is, especially in this environment. We assigned protected planning time from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m., so no meetings or IEPs. We also have planning time from 3:00 – 4:00, you have two hours of planning time during your regular workday. I see asynchronous and independent study what is the difference? Asynchronous time is assigned and planned by the teacher. Independent study is student directed, for example time spent on Lexia, ST Math, MyOn, AR that will be available district wide. I teach 3rd grade, where is ELD on the schedule? ELD will be a combination of integrated and asynchronous. When developing lessons please be mindful of ELL standards. Your schedule is also flexible enough that you may add extra support time for your ELD students. I teach M/S 6th period ELD, does that mean I have to wait until 2:25 to teach my ELD class? Why the change? Developing cohorts for the hybrid method revealed an issue of grouping students by electives. It isn't appropriate to cohort ELLs throughout their entire day. ELD has been moved to the afternoon. If you teach 6th period ELD, while kids are in 6th period you will plan and prep. etc. It does not mean you get extra duty. You are just swapping your time for the afternoon. Each school will be a little different, it may be that even though you are 6th period ELD, you can teach in that first afternoon block. Please work with your admin to better define your schedule. I teach Kindergarten, I would rather have two smaller groups, can I do that in this schedule? Yes, you can but each student must have the minimum live minutes, for kindergarten that is 45 minutes. For example, you could meet with one ELA group from 9:00-9:25 and then the next 9:30-9:55 and then have math groups 10:00-10:20 and 10:25-10:45. You may also add small group time later in day but keep in mind students will have a maximum time as listed in the MOU. Families must know exactly what time their child is to be online and this cannot change daily. In addition, you must be online during our universal time of 9:00-9:25 and 10:00-10:20. Why is the schedule so long for the students? AB98 restored full funding to schools, rather than the 10% cut. It also reduced some minutes off the "regular" instructional day for some grade levels. But it did institute required instructional minutes for this year and school districts must account for ALL of those minutes: 180 minutes for TK/K, 230 minutes 1st-3rd, 240 minutes 4th-8th. Our first day of school is a Wednesday, what are we doing that day? This would be a perfect day to send out your welcome letter, syllabus, daily schedule, how to access your Google Classroom etc. Do we have to use Canvas? Yes, the District is requiring Canvas. They/we are accountable for all the instructional minutes per day in order to be paid by the state. Canvas captures their attendance and work time. Canvas is compatible with Google Classroom, Seesaw, Connected, etc. We can expect Canvas training on the scheduled SIP day. In addition, the District is requiring 6 additional hours to complete 3 additional modules in Canvas. This will be self-paced but must be complete by 12/31/20. You will be paid per diem for this training. Why is the SDC different? As you know, special education minutes are subject to federal guidelines. So while the state reduced general education required minutes this year, the federal requirements for special education remain unchanged. Please know we did all we could to have your schedule mirror general education and we worked hard to provide reasonable and age appropriate on-screen time. This isn’t a schedule question, but what happened to our healthcare costs?I thought the District agreed to the opt out money, why did it go up so high? From what we understand, our trust has experienced a drastic increase in claims. This, with rising healthcare costs overall, forced the trust to raise rates. Hueneme and Ventura Unified teachers are fully covered by their district. Oxnard School District has not increased our healthcare cap since 2009. We know the Trust is investigating options for our members. Keep in mind, without opt out funds, our monthly rate would have been $487. The 85/15 PPO copay begins in January. While this PPO copay has risen from 10-15%, the upper cap for members has not risen. For a single member it is still $2000 and $2400 for a family. Previously for a single member, it was 10% up to $2,000 and now it is 15% up to $2,000. We will continue to organize to keep healthcare affordable and we know we can count on your support. We know many of you are listening to Board meetings and participating in the process. None of us can afford a pay cut right now. We must increase the healthcare cap.
Bargaining Report July 30, 2020 The Oxnard Educators Association Bargaining Team and OSD Team met by Webex from 8:30 a.m.. to 1:30 p.m
OEA and OSD reached an agreement on the COVID-19 Return to School MOU 2020-21
Distance Learning Schedules agreed upon. Synchronous time is clearly defined and provides flexibility for the teacher to add small group time as needed. The schedules provide protected planning time.
During Distance Learning, teachers may work from home or from their classroom/site.
During Hybrid, teachers may work from home after student dismissal or from their classroom.
The entire MOU will be posted when signed.
Bargaining Report July 29, 2020 The Oxnard Educators Association Bargaining Team and OSD Team met by Webex from 9:00 a.m.. to 2:00 p.m
OEA presented a TK/K Distance Learning Schedule to define synchronous and asynchronous time.
Schedules for Tk/K, 1-3, 4-5. and Middle School were finalized. An alternate schedule for ELD in Middle School was agreed upon. SPED schedules are pending guidance from SELPA and legal.
OSD and OEA worked together on the Covid-19 Return to School MOU, with the exception of SPED.
Parties agreed to an additional per diem paid training dedicated to Canvas. This training will not add a day to the calendar but training will be self paced after the duty day.
Teams will meet again on July 30, 2020
Bargaining Report July 23, 2020 The Oxnard Educators Association Bargaining Team and OSD Team met by Webex from 9:00 a.m.. to 3:00 p.m
OEA presented a counter for Distance Learning Schedules to define synchronous and asynchronous time.
OSD and OEA worked together on the Covid-19 Return to School MOU, 32/45 complete.
Teams will meet again on July 29, 2020
Bargaining Report July 16, 2020 The Oxnard Educators Association Bargaining Team and OSD Team met by Webex from 10:30 a.m.. to 3:00 p.m.
OSD Presented an updated COVID-19 MOU for the 2020-2021 School Year
OEA presented a new COVID-19 MOU for the 2020-2021 School Year
The teams agreed to work together to develop a working MOU together. Possible schedules for Distance Learning were discussed.
Teams will meet again on July 23, 2020
June 18, June 22, June 25, and July 9 members of the Bargaining Team and Executive Board represented OEA Members on the Return to Work Task Force and in the Instructional Plan Meeting. Bargaining Report May 22, 2020 Settlement Reached
Bargaining Report May 14, 2020 The Oxnard Educators Association Bargaining Team and OSD Team met by Webex from 1:00 p.m.. to 2:30 p.m.
OEA presented a Benefits MOU counter to OSD. OEA continues to request 100% of Opt-Out dollars stay in our unit to benefit OEA members. The current proposal has 90% of the Opt Out dollars used to offset the cost to active members. The remaining 10% will create an OEA COVID-19 Illness Fund. This fund would help OEA members who are diagnosed with C-19 and exceed the benefits outlined in FFCRA and have extended medical leave as a result of C-19. District did not respond. We expect a response after they meet with the Board on 5/20/20.
Please help us sway the Board:
Watch the Board Meeting by Zoom on Wednesday May 20th. A big audience will let them know we have your support. Please copy and paste this URL to join. https://zoom.oxnardsd.org
Give a speech at the next Board Meeting 5/20/20 at 5:00 pm. Ask the Board to keep OEA health dollars in OEA healthcare.
Send an email to each Board member asking them to Keep OEA Opt-Out dollars in OEA healthcare.
Discussion on the COVID-19 Insert. This document will NOT be competed by teachers.
Discussion on Report Card Narratives, examples and sentence frames will be provided.
Discussion on ESY. All requirements will be shared prior to applying for the positions.
Discussion on Zoom "walk-throughs." This is clear, Zoom is not required. We continue to disagree on time limits and requirements.
Bargaining Report May 8, 2020 The Oxnard Educators Association Bargaining Team and OSD Team met by Webex from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
OEA presented a counter to OSD's Benefits MOU. OEA's proposal was 100% of OEA's budgeted health dollars to remain in OEA health benefits.
OSD countered OEA's Health Dollar proposal with an offer equivalent to 60% of OEA's budgeted health dollars. OEA did not accept this proposal and will counter on May 14, 2020. (We will need your help, OSD is determined to pocket some of our Opt Out dollars.)
OEA and OSD agreed to table Collaboration until next year.
OEA presented the Stipends for Co-Teaching MOU, OSD will respond May 14, 2020.
Bargaining Report April 24, 2020 The Oxnard Educators Association Bargaining Team and OSD Team met by Webex from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
OEA and OSD agreed to MOU: School Closure Related to Covid-19. (Will post soon)
OEA and OSD agreed to Telecommuting Guidelines for Certificated Employees. (Will post soon)
OEA and OSD agreed to a one year MOU on GSA. (Will post soon)
OEA rejected OSD's Working Hours proposal for District Wide Banking of Minutes.
OEA proposed a one year MOU for Collaboration. The MOU includes up to two (2) meetings a month in lieu of staff meeting for an Admin Directed Agenda and up to two (2) meetings a month for a Teacher Directed Agenda, with grade level/department choice of meeting day, time, and format.
OSD countered OEA's Opt Out Benefits Proposal with a one year MOU to provide a percent (roughly 50%) of Opt Out dollars to the Health Benefits cap. OEA will counter this proposal.
End of year cums clarification, teachers will not be required to fill out end of year cums.
OEA proposed extending the MOU, Stipends for Co-Teaching.
Expiring June 2020, MOU 6th Grade. This MOU will not be renewed, 6th Grade PE capped at 35.
Teams agreed to meet again on May 8, 2020.
Bargaining Report March 26, 2020 The Oxnard Educators Association Bargaining Team and OSD met by Webex.
OEA presented an MOU: School Closure Related to COVID-19. The MOU contains 16 items: Compensation, SpEd, Working Remotely, Flexible Learning, Evaluations, Transfer, Leaves, Assignments and Discipline. OSD will review the MOU and return 4/2/20 with a counter.
OEA presented concerns and asked for clarification regarding the Telecommuting Guidelines particularly: Remote work schedule, office hours, advance notice for teleconferences, physical attendance, time cards, telecommute locations and equipment requirements, damage to District property limitations, ergonomic work environments, and modified assignments. OSD will present a counter on 4/2/20.
Bargaining Report February 25, 2020 Bargaining was difficult. Please plan an attending a 10 minute meeting at your site to hear the details and how you can support our efforts. Please wear red on Tuesdays until we reach a settlement.
Bargaining Report January 31, 2020
OEA reported the results from the collaboration survey. There were 320 responses, 70% indicated they did want collaboration but only 25% wanted banking.
OEA presented a counter for Grade Span Adjustment which included caps for ALL grade levels and flexibility for additional students with teacher approval and pay.
OEA presented a salary proposal equivalent to COLA broken up between salary and benefits.
OSD Countered on Personal Time Off Leave but not be used to extend a holiday or vacation period.
OSD presented a Incentive for Early Notification of Retirement or Resignation: $1500 for a two week period in February and $500 for first two weeks in March.
OEA proposed adding the opt-out formula permanently to the contract.
OEA and OSD discussed an Early Notification Incentive for retirees.
OEA and OSD discussed the a projected decline of 350+ students for next year and the ramifications of this decline.
OEA rejected OSDs proposal to eliminate the 15 minute limit on informal observations.
OEA countered on Personal Time Off Leave.
OSD shared the costs of sick and PNS substitutes district wide, currently $2,125,321.
Bargaining Report December 19, 2020
The District and OEA discussed the definition of Full Inclusion. A Full Inclusion student is a student who was offered a more restricted environment and parent declines this placement.
OEA requested Professional Development for areas outside of DLI. OEA specifically requested co-teaching, SpEd, and Tier 3 behaviors.
The District presented the Budget that included a drop of 300+ students and an expectations that enrollment will continue to decline.
OSD proposed clarification for the Catastrophic Sick Leave Bank to include psychological illnesses if they involve extended hospitalization.
The District proposed requiring a medical note for three consecutive days of illness.
The District proposed up to three Personal Time Off days from accumulated sick leave but not to extend a holiday or vacation period.
The District proposed District-wide Banking of Minutes for collaboration. This would add 11-12 minutes to 4 school days a week and would have students leave an hour early on Wednesday. In addition the the proposal includes an 8-hour day to fulfill professional obligations.
Bargaining Report November 15, 2019
The District and OEA agreed to add two additional bargaining dates, 12/19/19 and 1/31/20.
The District rejected OEAs proposal on Professional Courtesy citing our current Interdistrict Attendance Policy. Teachers may take advantage of existing Board Policy. The Board Policy is posted below.
OEA submitted a 2017 proposal confirming our position that an involuntary move, within a site, will be paid up to 16 hours. This is not dependent upon the move occurring after the first day of school.
The District submitted a counter proposal under Article VI Leaves, regarding Return from Extended Leave, leave that extends beyond one year. OEA will counter on 12/9/19.
OEA submitted a proposal for Wellness Leave on 9/26/19. The District countered with "No Tell Days" but did not allow for "recreational purposes." OEA will counter on 12/9/19.
We began a discussion on class size. OEA expressed that the number of students with an IEP in general education classroom, should be a consideration for both class size limits and supports. In addition, OEA shared Tier 3 considerations, including a hard cap and the possibility of including Full Inclusion Language. OEA questioned the 28.5 formula and the number of middle school classes in the high 30s.
Bargaining Report from Sept. 26, 2019
The OEA Bargaining Team submitted proposals for Article VI Leaves. OEA proposed an additional sick day, for a total of eleven (11) sick days. In addition, we proposed Wellness Leave for OEA Members. OEA also submitted language clarifying placement upon return from extended leave.
OEA proposed a new article, Professional Courtesy. which would allow Bargaining Unit Members to enroll their children in the Oxnard School District at any school with space available. This would extend for the duration of enrollment and not be year to year.
OEA and OSD began discussions on class size as our MOU is expiring. In addition, the District would like to begin talks regarding AB 2735. We anticipate lengthy discussions about this legislation and its possible implications for our middle school members.
Three additional bargaining dates have also been scheduled.