Your CUTA Bargaining Team will meet with the District this coming Wednesday. One of our main topics is bargaining the working conditions for members to be put in place when Butte County enters Stage 2 (which is now called Red?). This is will happen some time in the future when students come back in some kind of AM/PM model.
The process for approving a new MOU to cover this stage will be the same as the process for the first MOU that covers on-line learning while we are in Stage 1 (Purple?) in that you will all vote on the new MOU for it to be approved and put into effect.
Your bargaining team will be reaching out to you for feedback. It may be best to do this as a survey monkey. I just want to give you a preview of some of the topics we are discussing so you can start thinking about it before the survey comes out.
Nothing is in stone. We are just talking possibilities and there may be much better ideas out there we have not considered.
AM/PM - Two hour block in the am say 8:30-10:30 / two hour block pm 12:30-2:30. In between is lunch and prep while rooms are cleaned.
Issues/questions with this model.
Where do teachers go when their room is being cleaned?
When do SLP, Title 1, RSP, etc. see students? If they see the am kids in the pm block do parents pick them up at 10:30 and bring them back at 12:30?
AM/PM-Day 1 Half your kids in periods 1,2,3,4,5,6 Day 2 the other half, but 4,5,6,1,2,3. AM kids go to 1,2,3 on Day 1 and 4,5,6 on Day 2. Teacher gets their prep each day.
Impossible to clean between classes or even at lunch. If can't clean at lunch, should we shorten lunch to 30 minutes to get kids off campus? Should we shorten passing periods? If we do, does that give teacher enough time for a restroom break?
This is just a sample of what we are trying to figure out. I will try and develop the first survey today or this weekend. I'm guessing there will need to be several surveys as we move forward.
CUTA Chapter President
Mary Schoenthaler serves as Vice President and Public Relations Chair for CUTA.