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.