Category Archive: Contract

Oct 01

Members now pick up 50% of Health Care Costs!

Below are two documents from the Vallejo City Unified School District. The first is the certificated salary schedule and the second health benefits document showing VCUSD’s and employees share of health benefits. It’s important to keep in mind two things. First, VCUSD employees, both certificated & classified, have not received any pay raises since 2008. …

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Sep 26

Evaluations, Calendar Survey & Organizing Committee

Almost every year we have unit members raise valid issues and concerns regarding the evaluation process. We have around 70 new colleagues this year, so I really think it is important to makes sure that there is a clear understanding of this process. Attached you will find the CSTP’s quick guide. I’ve pulled the Standards …

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Sep 24

Updates on Calendar and Evaluations

VEA Calendar Survey Unit members should receive a hard copy of the calendar survey in their mailboxes within the next few days. For those to prefer to take it online, an online version has been created. As always, only do ONE survey – either the hard copy or the online version – do not do …

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Aug 27

Important VEA Updates

Class Sizes Per Article 10.2.1, site managers have 10 student days to adjust class sizes or caseloads. On the 11th student day, members start notifying their managers if they continue to be over. Payment for overages begin on the 11 student day, however, site managers have an additional five student days to bring class size …

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Apr 22

Process on changing your school site calendar – it cannot be imposed!

Under the VEA/VCUSD Collective Bargaining agreement, the district is responsible for setting the start and end time of our day. However, it is staff at school sites that have the ultimate say in the hours within the day. Under 5.11, any change in the bell schedule has to go through a process, which requires a …

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Nov 24

Payment on Overages

If you have had overages since the beginning of the school year, you might want to check your paystub, especially if you are a secondary teacher. For secondary teachers (middle school and high school), overages are paid $3.00 per student, per period. For elementary teachers, payment for overages is $15.00 per student, per day. The …

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Sep 12

Walk-throughs & Evaluations

VEA recognizes that teachers and other educators value and appreciate timely feedback on their teaching practice. We are in support of the Superintendent’s directive that school site administrators should be visible on their campuses and should be visiting classrooms daily. As VEA and the District works to develop a working agreement on walk-throughs and the …

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