CBA Update #23

Bargaining Update Today we had our 23rd bargaining session with Summit. Summit’s team presented a document with all of their proposals, which you can view here. They made movement on the below three proposals.  Summit Proposals Class size Summit’s most recent proposal aligned with our proposal for class sizes in most areas. Core content courses:Continue reading “CBA Update #23”

Reopening Agreement Reached

Unite Summit and Summit Public Schools have reached an agreement on school reopening! For the rest of the school year, school leaders will have the option to open campus as a workspace for a limited number of students.  All the teachers responsible for supervising these workspaces will be volunteers.   This newsletter will help you understandContinue reading “Reopening Agreement Reached”

Reopening and CBA Update

Thank you for responding quickly to our survey about returning to campus!  Your responses allowed us to propose to reopen all campuses on a voluntary basis on March 31st.    Today, we met with Summit leadership, and Unite Summit brought an alternate proposal that would allow us to reopen schools quickly but give us timeContinue reading “Reopening and CBA Update”

Reopening Bargaining Update #4

We want to reopen schools because we know that the pandemic is negatively affecting many students socially, emotionally, and academically. This cannot happen at the expense of the health and safety of our teachers or our students. We need to reopen in a way that makes sure everyone in the building is safe and takenContinue reading “Reopening Bargaining Update #4”

Reopening and Rally

Building ReopeningYesterday, we had negotiations over site reopening with Summit. Unite Summit presented our counter proposal to Summit’s first proposal over reopening sites.    Any agreement we come to on reopening buildings would only apply to this school year. We believe the fall will be significantly different (in terms of our understanding of COVID, vaccinationsContinue reading “Reopening and Rally”

Town Hall re: Building Reopening

Building Reopening/Physical Return to School BargainingToday we had another bargaining session about the physical return to school. We want to again emphasize that there will be no physical return to school until we have signed an MOU with Summit. We shared the first half of our proposal today with Summit; this half specifically addresses howContinue reading “Town Hall re: Building Reopening”

Building Reopening

February 26, 2021 Today, Summit shared with us their proposal for returning to in-person learning. In explaining their proposal, Summit outlined all schools continuing with virtual school while families will have the option to have their students return to building as workspaces and teachers working from an assigned space with a cohort to supervise. TheContinue reading “Building Reopening”

Bargaining Update #20

Today we had our twentieth negotiating session. We have come closer to an agreement and had helpful discussions about family leave, training and professional development, and concept / cognitive skill grading policies. Summit’s Proposals Leaves: Summit offered this proposal and because we are closer to an agreement, we offered a verbal counterproposal later in theContinue reading “Bargaining Update #20”

English Learner Report

Bargaining Update On Wednesday, February 3rd, we had our 19th bargaining session with Summit. We discussed the following items: Proposals From Summit Union Rights:  The main challenge is that Summit wants admin to be present in union meetings during orientation.  It is standard for unions to have time alone with members during orientation;  this allowsContinue reading “English Learner Report”

Virtual School Agreement Reached!

Virtual School Agreement Reached! Today, we signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Summit for virtual school. This MOU will be in effect through the end of the school year.  Highlights Reduction in projects and power focus areas. English, history, Science and Spanish teachers are expected to teach a reduced number of projects, with oneContinue reading “Virtual School Agreement Reached!”