Negotiations Update: April 2, 2019

This is a joint communication from the California State Employees Association (CSEA) and District negotiating teams.

We are pleased to announce that a Tentative Agreement (TA) was reached yesterday, Monday, April 1st. Below are some of the highlights of the TA:

  • 3.0% on-schedule salary increase, retroactive to July 1, 2018
  • Increase in the clothing and equipment allowance for employees who qualify, including shoes and work shirts
  • Increase in the bilingual and American Sign Language Skills Stipend
  • Changes to Bereavement Leave, extending the window for using bereavement leave from 3 months to 6 months and explicitly including mother-in-law and father-in-law as “immediate family”

CSEA anticipates a ratification meeting and vote the last week of April. You will receive a separate announcement from CSEA via your private email with more information. Once the TA is ratified by CSEA, the agreement will be presented at the following School Board meeting.

We are optimistic that we will continue to work together in a trusting and respectful manner. If you have questions, please contact Matthew Harris ( or Loretta Kruusmagi (