Friday, February 2, 2018

Negotiations Update Feb 2, 2018


Your Bargaining Team was in mediation today with the District team from 9 in the morning to well past 6 p.m. It was a long day with a lot of effort.

The State Mediator helped us to reach a Mediator’s Tentative Agreement. Unfortunately, the District team needs to take that Tentative Agreement to the school board for review. The review will occur Monday, Feb. 5, in closed session.

Your Association executive committee will also review the tentative agreement. As it is a proposed settlement in mediation, a confidential process, we may not release the terms of the proposed agreement – at least until it is a true Tentative Agreement, signed by the District and Association.

We need you to attend one of two OEA General Membership Meetings at 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6, at the CTA Office, 2325 Skyway Dr., in Santa Maria. If the School Board agrees, we will meet to discuss the Tentative Agreement and, afterward, you will be invited to vote electronically for ratification.

If the School Board does not approve, the District and Association will be certified to Fact Finding, and we will spend the General Membership meeting discussing what you are willing to do to help us earn the settlement we deserve.

Monique L. Segura
President, Orcutt Educators Association