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”

November 17 Town Hall and Support for English Learners

Support for English Language Learners A working group of teachers in Unite Summit is researching how we can better advocate for stronger English Language Learner supports. As you may remember, our Support Services contract proposal that we introduced back in March called for the creation of an ELL coordinator at each school site and EnglishContinue reading “November 17 Town Hall and Support for English Learners”

Virtual School/Reopening Update

Quick Summary on Reopening Bargaining (7/23-7/24) We’re not finished with bargaining over reopening and virtual school.  Our proposal is that our school day have a hard stop at 4pm and that we have a written guarantee of a stipend for working from home.  Summit contends they don’t have to bargain over these issues (for moreContinue reading “Virtual School/Reopening Update”

Pay Freeze Agreement

Important Update: On July 15, Summit announced that “lane changes” will not be part of the pay freeze. You will be appropriately compensated for obtaining a masters or credential. for more details, see here. On the first day of summer vacation, our CEO announced that compensation for 2020-21 would be frozen to the 2019-20 salaryContinue reading “Pay Freeze Agreement”