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1 Final Tentative Agreement Between the Vacaville Teachers Association and the Vacaville Unified School District

2 Agreed upon items: Non-pupil work days unencumbered except for 3 hours. Grades 7-12 contact caps students for regular ed students for PE and music. If either of above is over by up to 2 students, members compensated $10/day/student. Elementary class caps. - K-6:34 students - K-6 combo:30 students If either of above is over by up to 2 students, members compensated $13/day/student. Schedule K (chart), Dept. Chr., & T.I.C. reduction (max. 60%) No open house for elementary.

3 During a Parent Conference month, meetings, conferences, and preparation of report cards shall not exceed four (4) additional hours beyond the duty day. Meeting hours - 6 outside the duty day for year (1 hr., next to duty day) - Wednesday language (minutes maintained) Collaboration on agendas by Admin. & grade/subject leaders Committee meets to discuss time usage Adjunct duties :2 duties, max. 6 hrs. - K-6:1 duty, max. 6 hrs. - Combo:0 duties Secondary involuntary transfer language matching elementary combo language.

4 Vacancy language incorporating layoffs and stabilizing student instruction during school year. Change of date (now Feb. 15) for individuals on leave to notify district of return to possibly ease potential March 15 R.I.F. notices. No permanent reductions on salary schedules.

5 Financial possibilities Financial settlement is contingent upon funded Base Revenue Limit (BRL) resulting from the State Budget (not passed yet) and November 6 Proposition results BRL was approximately $5191. District receives money from State depending on its BRL and its Average Daily Attendance (ADA). District basing its budget on 6.5% reduction. Chart (handout) shows contingencies for agreed upon ranges of the funded BRL and the resulting impact on VTA members.

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8 Agreement Comparisons District proposal or old contract: - 8% out-of-pocket salary cut. (with potential for more) - Cut in Health cap of $436, Unlimited administrative time on non-pupil work days. - 3 adjunct duties with unlimited time commitment. - Increase secondary student contacts to 187. This settlement provides: Solid contingencies determined by State budget funding levels. Limit on out-of- pocket salary reduction. No cut in Health cap. All time unencumbered, except 3 hrs. K-6: 1 duty, max. 6 hrs. K-6 combo: 0 duties 7-12: 2 duties, max. 6 hrs. Maintain contacts at 182.

9 Agreement Comparisons District proposal or old contract: -7 hrs. outside duty day for meetings and conferences during parent conferences. -33 hrs. of meeting time outside the duty day. -Open house for elementary. -Limiting of monetary relief due to hiring ratio increases. This settlement provides: 4 hrs. outside the duty day for meetings, conferences, and preparation of report cards. 6 total hrs. of meeting time outside the duty day. No open house. Full monetary relief for hiring ratio increases.

10 Members’ surveys supported: - 92% YES Reduced meeting hours. (achieved) - 96% YES Reduced adjunct duties/hours. (achieved) - 94% YES Equalization of special needs students in classes.(not at this time) - 71% YES Maintaining elementary prep minutes. (M.O.U. signed) - 65% YES Continuation of Calendar framework. (achieved – 3 years) - 84% YES Furlough days being student contact days. (achieved) - 63% YES Schedule K reductions. (instead of further cuts to all) - 46% YES Use of health cap carryover funds. (used least possible) - 62% YES Increase in hiring ratios. (instead of salary loss to all) -87% YES Similar Contract agreement as (achieved)

11 Members’ surveys did not support: - 93% NO Evaluations based on student test scores. (not part T.A.) - 75% NO Furlough days as teacher work days. (used maximum instructional days, when possible) - 91% NO Salary donation back to District. (not part of T.A.) - 73% NO Reduction in health benefits cap. (not part of T.A.) - 79% NO Freeze in step & column. (not part of T.A.) - 70% NO Flat dollar donation. (not part of T.A.) - 75% NO A strike. (not necessary)

12 VTA Executive Board voted unanimously to send the Tentative Agreement to the membership.

13 What’s next? Today:Ratification voting packets distributed to Site Representatives. Tomorrow – Friday:Members vote on ratification of Tentative Agreement. Encourage members to vote. Encourage members to get involved for the November Election to avoid taking so many cuts!

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