History of negotiations with the district:
- 2009 - Teachers donated 3 days of salary to help the district balance its budget
- 2010 - Teachers, again, donated 3 days of salary to help the district balance its budget
- 2011 - Teachers, again, donated 3 days of salary to help the district balance its budget
- 2012 - Teachers agreed to donate 12 days over two years to help the district balance its budget;
Passage of Proposition 30 saved all concerned from drastic cuts and furloughs
- 2013 - The State changed the way it funds education: Local Control Funding Formula [LCFF]
For the first time in the history of negotiations with FCUSD, the district begins bargaining through their attorney at the table
The attorney has no contract with the district and is paid on an hourly basis
- The district offered FCEA a one-time, 5% payment, not included on the salary schedule
- Of note, the vast majority of surrounding districts included similar payments on their ongoing salary schedules
- 2014 - Negotiations began August, 2014
highly qualified teachers look for respectful salary & benefits
Does this look like FCUSD is values the quality of teachers for your children?
FCUSD budget information for 2014-2015
- The district's projected revenue is $187 million.
- $17.7 million is unrestricted funds available to the district.
- District budget projections are based on extremely conservative data such as zero (0) growth in enrollment.
- District budget projections are 100% dependent upon the data inputted. Consequently, projections can be manipulated to produce any desired result.
- District budget projections ignore additional revenues projected to be received by the State Department of Finance and the State Legislative Analyst Office.
The probable district's insistence on a two-year agreement.
- The district has received nearly $10 million more this year than last.
- FCUSD offers one of the lowest salary and benefit compensation packages within a 30 mile radius.
FCEA salary and benefit offers
- FCEA comprises only 65% of the district's budget.
- FCEA's initial offer to the district was roughly 65% of the additional revenue the district has received for 2014-2015.
What are the differences?
FCEA stands for:
- Investing today's funding for today's students & classrooms
- Investing money from Prop 30 in our students & classrooms
- Respecting, retaining, and recruiting highly qualified teachers and staff
- Providing adequate training and support for new programs and procedures
- Lowering class sizes to improve instruction & increase achievement
- Providing teacher-to-teacher collaboration time, focusing on student needs
- Providing adequate time for teacher-to-parent communication
- Negotiating in good faith - our teachers deserve a fair contract!
- Providing fair health benefits for its members