6-4-19: Joint Negotiations Update from PCS and PFT
June 4, 2019
PCS Certificated Staff Members,
We hope that you all had a nice training yesterday and are enjoying the start to your well-deserved break!
On Tuesday, June 4, 2019, the negotiations teams from the Petaluma Federation of Teachers and the school district held a negotiations session as we work towards a 2019 and beyond contract.
At this point, we have reached a Tentative Agreement on the following open articles:
Article V E - Certificated Special Assignments - An agreement that all new special assignments will be negotiated
Article V H - Salary Schedule Placement - An agreement on how we place CTE teachers on the salary schedule
Article VI A - Work Year - An agreement about scheduling work days and PD days
Article VI H - Secondary - An agreement to clean up language around zero period
Article VI I - Class Size - An agreement to establish a Special Education sub-committee
Article XI J - Class Size - An agreement to establish an Alternative Education sub-committee
Article XX - Shared Decision Making - An agreement to jointly plan and present a Shared Decision Making workshop to all sites before October 31, 2019
In addition, salary proposals were exchanged today. Our next negotiations session will be on June 12, 2019. We look forward to continuing our work together as we serve the students of Petaluma City Schools.
Have a wonderful rest of your week,
Sandra Larsen, PFT President and Matthew Harris, Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources