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”

CBA Update #26

Back at Bargaining! SPS came back to the bargaining table with these proposals (all are in this document). Recognition – Summit Public Schools made movement in this article to align with California law and automatically include any potential new Summit schools in our union. However, SPS still wants to maintain the right to use subcontracting toContinue reading “CBA Update #26”

Possible Schedule Changes, COVID-19 Relief Money

Information on potential schedule changes On Thursday, Diane Tavenner notified us that site leaders may begin talking about potential schedule changes for next school year in the coming weeks. In August of 2019, Unite Summit and Summit created this document that essentially lays out Summit’s existing process for making schedule changes (we believe everyone hasContinue reading “Possible Schedule Changes, COVID-19 Relief Money”

Bargaining Update #16

In this newsletter: Virtual School Negotiations Update Summit’s proposal still in development Contract Negotiations Update SPS management continues to push for teachers to work through June as at-will employees with no additional compensation SPS Board Meeting Recap New person appointed to SPS Board Legal Update EL Survey Reminder Virtual School Negotiations Update Friday 12/11, weContinue reading “Bargaining Update #16”

Bargaining Update #15

Virtual School Negotiations UpdateFriday 12/4, we bargained for the fifth time about the virtual school model.  It was Summit’s turn to present a proposal (here is our last proposal).  Summit’s bargaining team used the meeting to explain their process of crafting their first proposal of the virtual school model — which has been underway forContinue reading “Bargaining Update #15”

Bargaining Update #11 and #12

10/19/2020 Bargaining UpdateOn 10/7 and 10/14, Unite Summit met with Summit management to bargain our overall union contract.  Here’s a short summary of those bargaining sessions. Increasing Classroom Support for StudentsOn the very first day of bargaining, back in March, we presented our Support Services proposal that would provide our students — particularly English LearnersContinue reading “Bargaining Update #11 and #12”

Pay Freeze Update and SPS Board Meeting

Pay Freeze UpdateAs you have probably seen, on Tuesday Diane Tavenner sent an email indicating that the pay freeze would be rolled back. This is an important win for all of us. It demonstrates that all of your activism this summer — from attending board meetings to signing petitions to reaching out to parents —Continue reading “Pay Freeze Update and SPS Board Meeting”

Virtual School Petition and Bargaining Update #9

Highlighted  in this newsletter: We believe Home Office has made illegal changes to virtual school, including taking away our sites’ flexibility to schedule LT/GLT/MLT meetings. We have emailed SPS leadership and executive directors to ask that all  changes are immediately reversed  and that any future changes are bargained with our union. In order to showContinue reading “Virtual School Petition and Bargaining Update #9”

A report on the SPS Board meeting and pay freezes

Today, Summit Public Schools held its board meeting and passed the 2020-21 school year budget.  At the meeting, which was attended by over 45 teachers, 12 teachers spoke eloquently about the negative impact of the proposed unilateral pay freeze.  They voiced concerns about paying essential bills; repaying students loans which they took out with theContinue reading “A report on the SPS Board meeting and pay freezes”

Join us at the SPS Board Meeting June 25

In this newsletter, you will find: An update on today’s bargaining session regarding the proposed pay freeze Instructions on how to attend and comment at tomorrow’s board meeting Today, Unite Summit presented the following counter proposal to Summit’s proposed 2020-2021 pay freeze: No pay freeze or any changes to the offer letters that were basedContinue reading “Join us at the SPS Board Meeting June 25”