Monday, November 13, 2017

Negotiations Update: November 13, 2017

Aloha OEA Members:

After our Nov. 13 bargaining session with the District, there were no significant changes in the District or Association positions. The Association did agree to accept the District’s proposal for an Early Retirement incentive, so long as it is not tied to any other proposal. The District team said that they would meet with the School Board to discuss whether it could be offered separately. (It was originally offered as part of a “package deal.”)

After our last update, the District released an update -- We don’t have to tell you that the District left off of its list some of its proposals, specifically the ones that will hurt you at work – like increasing TK-3 class size and eliminating TK-6 report card days.

The District continues to cry “deficit spending”, and yet just the opposite has been occurring since the Local Control Funding Formula was instituted in 2013-14.

From OUSD State Financial Reports
Total Revenue
Services and other Operating Expenses
Unrestricted Fund Balance (July 1)

As you can see, the district is not deficit spending – it continues to prioritize spending on outside services and increasing their reserve. Please be prepared to support your Bargaining Support Team with your voice and action at the proper time.

Our next bargaining session is Thursday, Nov. 30. We will send you your next update then.


Monique L. Segura
President, Orcutt Educators Association


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