Negotiations Update: March 26, 2021

We hope that you are doing well and staying healthy. As we inch closer to Spring Break, we wanted to share that CSEA and our District have reached a Tentative Agreement on a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), regarding the impact to working conditions due to the return to in-person, hybrid instruction (see attached).

Please note that this MOU is in addition to the MOU agreed to in September of 2020 (found on our District Website).

We would like to highlight the following:

  1. Given the changes in the District’s in-person hybrid instructional schedules, some CSEA employees may receive a request from their direct supervisor to shift their hours. Please note that these shifts are voluntary and CSEA employees will not face any negative consequences if you are unable to shift your hours. Furthermore, the District will seek your consent before making this shift. Employees who are asked to increase their hours will be compensated on a pay claim and any temporary changes to schedules are in effect through June 4th, at which time the employee’s schedule would revert to their pre-pandemic schedules and duties for the 2021-22 school year.
  2. Any time a CSEA employee is directed to provide in-person supervision of any student who is in a COVID-19 isolation area or who is directed to conduct a COVID-19 wellness assessment, that employee shall receive a $3 per hour stipend for that specific period of time. This additional time needs to be documented on a pay claim and signed off by your direct supervisor.
  3. The stipend and additional hours should be tracked on separate pay claims as one could conceivably impact vacation / sick benefits.

Thank you for all that you do. Your work and flexibility is valued and appreciated by all of us, particularly during this shift to in-person, hybrid instruction. 

Please do not hesitate to reach out to either of us if you have any questions.

Have a wonderful Spring Break,

Loretta Kruusmagi and Matthew Harris