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.
2018-19 Contract Language
ARTICLE VII: TRANSFERS AND REASSIGNMENTS 6. PAID ASSISTANCE FOR MOVING A bargaining unit member (a) whom the District involuntarily transfers to another school site after the first student instructional day; (b) who has been displaced and is returning to his/her original school site after the first student instructional day; or (c) who was released from employment pursuant to a Reduction in Force, who accepted a temporary assignment and accepts re-employment to a permanent or probationary assignment after the first student instructional day shall, upon request, be provided assistance in moving his/her personal and classroom materials and receive one (1) day of student free preparation time, and receive sixteen (16) hours compensation, paid at the current hourly rate. If a bargaining unit member’s class is involuntarily moved from one location to another location within the same work site, he/she shall be provided assistance in moving his/her personal and classroom materials and will receive sixteen (16) hours compensation, paid at the current hourly rate.
To bring OEA to the same hours of compensation as other employee groups, the OEA contract will permanently increase to sixteen hours of compensation for the involuntary transfer of school site or classrooms within a school site.