Kevin Steele

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VEA Bargaining Update

Furlough/ Pay Cut Days We will take ONE furlough/ pay cut day during the 2011-2012 school year. It will be Friday, May 18, 2012 We are prepared to take FIVE furlough/ pay cut days during the 2012-2013 school year, but all of them may not be needed. The first two, which look LIKELY, will be November 1st and 2nd, 2012, right before Election …

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Bargaining Update

On Thursday, March 1st, the VEA Bargaining Team met with the district. At that meeting, the district reviewed the additional cuts by the state. Unfortunately the additional cuts trigger 1 furlough day. It will be Friday, May 18th. Here is what happened. January 2012 The state cut $13 per student in the Base Revenue Limit …

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Early Notification Retirement Incentive

Tomorrow, VCUSD is holding a special board meeting in regards to a early notification retirement incentive. VEA members who intend on retiring need to notify the District between February 18th through February 24th in order to receive a one-time payment of $1000. Additionally, in the VEA/VCUSD contract under 6.9.3.3, the limitation on benefits to age …

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A Cautionary Tale: QEIA Waiver Denial

On Wednesday, January 11, 2012, the California State Board of Education (CSBE) denied the waiver that the Vallejo City Unified School District had requested in regards to QEIA funding. Most of us who went to Sacramento to testify knew going in that it was a long shot. None of us believed that it would be …

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School Site Safety: A concern for students, teachers, and staff

On Thursday, November 3rd, the teachers at Steffan Manor took a courageous step. After a student brought a hammer to school and threatened the teacher with it, the student was suspended for three days. The student was supposed to return to the same classroom where the assault occurred. The teachers decided together that parents at …

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