Election Results and Next SPS BOD Meeting

Election Results A huge shout out to everyone who ran for union leadership for the 22-23 school year! Below are the election results: President: Justin Kim (K2 MS)Vice President: Fuchsia Spring (K2 HS)Treasurer: Sam Williams (Prep) Site RepsDenali MS: Allison LeeDenali HS: Maxine CheneyEverest: Dean CaudillExpeditions: Hannah CreutzfeldtK2 HS: Timothy HoffelderK2 MS: Nicole McMathPrep: JordynContinue reading “Election Results and Next SPS BOD Meeting”

Support Unite Summit in Winning a Fair Contract

Here are a few ways you can support Unite Summit as we fight for a fair first contract. Sign our petition to the Summit Public Schools Board asking for a fair contract now. Unions and other supportive organizations can pass our Unite Summit Strike Fund Resolution. Please send completed resolutions to UniteSummitTeachers@gmail.com If you areContinue reading “Support Unite Summit in Winning a Fair Contract”

The best way for Summit to show teacher appreciation? Settle a fair contract now!

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! These past few years have been some of the most challenging with teaching virtual school, returning to in-person learning, and responding to the needs of our students in the best way that we can given the conditions – all while trying to tend to our own needs and wellbeing. Unfortunately, SummitContinue reading “The best way for Summit to show teacher appreciation? Settle a fair contract now!”

Issue by Issue Breakdown of Negotiations

What will we continue to advocate for in our contract? Unite Summit was organized and approved by the teachers of Summit Public Schools to address major issues facing our staff and students alike. We believe in our schools and are advocating to improve upon current systems because we want what is best for our studentsContinue reading “Issue by Issue Breakdown of Negotiations”

Black Lives Matter

Dear Unite Summit Family,    We write in solidarity with the Black community and the fight for justice and liberation. We stand in solidarity with George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, and others that have been killed by racist violence. It is impossible to separate their murders from the systemic racism and oppressionContinue reading “Black Lives Matter”

Support for Rainier

In this newsletter, you will find:Context for the decision to close Rainier Support requested for the Rainier communitySchedule of upcoming board meetings Context for the decision to close Rainier If you want more information about the decision to close Summit Rainier, here are a few sources of additional context:Mercury News coverageSan Jose Spotlight coverageSummit News (student-ledContinue reading “Support for Rainier”

Compensation Process

Clarification on the compensation consensus process Unite Summit would like to offer a few points of clarification on the information presented during our first compensation LT. The letter referenced in the slides was sent to Unite Summit at 3:26 p.m. yesterday; as teachers were still on duty, no one had a chance to read orContinue reading “Compensation Process”

Support for US from our legislators

On August 23, state legislators sent the below letters to SPS leadership. We are grateful for our legislators who are supportive of teachers working together to make our schools better and are concerned that Summit Public Schools leadership continues to delay recognition of our union.The Public Employment Relations Board gave SPS an Aug. 28 deadlineContinue reading “Support for US from our legislators”