Good evening STA members!
I want to inform all STA membership that tonight's vote was 126/126, unanimously voting "Yes" on all of the most recently negotiated parts of the contract.
We had over 50% of our membership show up at Pizza Factory to ask questions, enjoy some pizza, and pick up a gift after casting their vote. Tonight's vote was a huge success, and many thanks to all who were able to make it.
The results have already been sent to Dennis Zimmerman by STA's Bargaining Chair Jeff Phillips. The next step is to have this placed onto next Tuesday's agenda so that it can be voted upon by the School Board.
Have a good evening.
Snowline Teachers' Association President
Greetings Snowline teachers!
We are happy to announce that your bargaining team has come to a tentative agreement with Snowline Administration on our contract articles and salary for 2017 - 2018. Here are some of the highlights of our tentative agreements:
All STA members should plan to come by the Pizza Factory in Phelan on Tuesday, February 6th from 2-5:30 to cast a “Yay” or “Nay” vote on the negotiated package. Bargaining team members will be available for a Q & A session starting at 4:00, and full text of the agreed upon articles will be available for review.
We hope to see all members on Tuesday to vote. See you there!
A message from the president...
Tonight Snowline Teachers Association counted the combined votes from last Thursday and today, and we have great news to report!
A virtually unanimous 99.3% of votes were "yes" in favor of the proposed contract!
The next step is ratification by the Board of Trustees on September 13.
Thank you for taking the time to vote!
Snowline Teachers Association
California Teachers Association members affected by the Blue Cut fire could be eligible for benefits from CTA. Check out the link below for details. Stay safe, Snowline!
The STA Representatives Council will be meeting at Pizza Factory in Phelan at 4:30 on August 11. See the "Meetings" tab above for additional details.
Your Bargaining Team has now met with District representatives for ten full-day sessions. We have continued to make progress. We currently have agreed-upon articles for:
Association Rights, Business Expenses, Class Coverage, Daily Rate of Pay, District Rights, Negotiation Procedures, Non-Discrimination, Organizational Security, Personal and Academic Freedom, Personnel Files, Public Complaints, Safety Conditions, Shared Contracts, Teaching Conditions, Assignments and Transfers (Transfer/Reassignment and Notification of Assignments), Preparation Time, and Hours and Additional Duties.
Teacher Support and Induction, Evaluation Procedures, Leaves, and Early Retiree Health Benefits, Class Size, and Salary and Benefits.
Discussions remain generally positive, however the pace of bargaining has slowed as we tackle more difficult outstanding issues. We expect to bargain into August if necessary and have more days on the calendar for negotiations. We realize that many members of the bargaining unit are increasingly impatient. We are impatient as well as we seek to gain the best contract possible for the most members. Know that we are doing our utmost to reach a fair and equitable settlement expeditiously.
It has always been our goal to complete bargaining on our initial contract this school year--even if final ratification must wait until August. We continue to pursue that goal.
We appreciate your support and encouragement! We will get this done!
Snowline Teachers' Association (STA) is an organization of Snowline teachers that currently represents approximately two thirds of all the teachers in the Snowline School District. While representing our members it is our goal to improve the education of the students by supporting all of the teachers within the Snowline School District.