Oct. 11, 2018
TENTATIVE AGREEMENT HAS BEEN RATIFIED!
I am pleased to announce that the votes have been counted and our Tentative Agreement has been ratified by a overwhelming majority.
Total Votes Cast     566
Blank Ballots               0
Illegal Votes              35
Legal Votes Cast    531
Number of Votes
Needed to Ratify
(55% Majority)      293
Yes                           470
No                              61
Thank you for your support!
Kind regards,
Angelica Miklos
FCEA President

Oct. 4, 2018
GENERAL MEETING
Ballots for our TA, which goes through June 2020, have been delivered to sites for voting. There will be a General Membership Meeting in the Multi at Folsom Middle School on Wednesday, October 10th at 4:00 pm. Please attend if you have any unanswered questions. You will also be able to vote that afternoon, if you have not already voted at your site.
Just a reminder that all ballots are due the afternoon of October 10th and will be counted on the morning of October 11th. I will email the results that afternoon.
 
Respectfully submitted,
Angelica Miklos

President

UPCOMING MEETINGS

 

Exec. Board Meeting:  October 9,  2018
Rep. Council Meeting:  October 25, 2018
 

Thursday, September 18, 2018

 

Discussion Items: 
  1. 2.      Job Description updates given for Program Specialists and Division Leaders.
  2. 3.      Article 7 – Since we no longer have fee payers with the Janus decision, we are updating the contract to remove all language pertaining to Representation Fees while adding new language pertaining to FCEA’s access to new hire orientations and member data.
  3. 4.      Medical Benefits for Retiree’s History Recap –
  • The district has been putting between $1.7 and $1.8 M each year into a medical retirement trust fund – $1 M from local funds and $815,000 from the general fund (LCFF) for the past two years.
  • There is $11.7 M in the trust fund.
  • Since 2014 there have been 107 retirees with the mean age of retirement at 61.9 years and the mean number of years taking medical benefits at 3.45 years/person.
  • There is $11.7 M in the trust fund and takes $815,000 from LCFF funding for the past 2 years.
  • If every person over 55 retires tomorrow (255 members) and take medical benefits, the cost would be $1.75 M/year.
  • The district has spent an average of $360,537 per year on retiree’s medical benefits.
  • The school board could direct the district to use LCFF money on students by paying the best teachers a competitive salary during the STRS and PERS increases and funding the trust account when more monies are available.
  1. 5.      We discussed class size overages and various solutions to the problem.
  2. 6.      The district put a proposal on the table, listed below.  Your bargaining team refused the offer and are standing by the initial proposal.  The Team is following the survey results and the priorities of the membership – salary and lifetime earnings.
  3. 7.      Professional Development days are also a priority with yearly curriculum introductions and to grow in the bargaining unit’s Professional Learning Communities.
FCUSD Proposal
FCEA Proposal
2018/2019 School Year
2018/2019 School Year
    1.  0.50% Raise for all bargaining unit salaries.
1.  Step 30 on the salary schedule will be moved to step 24 for increased lifetime earnings.  (0.50% cost of bargaining unit salaries)
2.  Step 30 on the salary schedule will be moved to step 24 for increased lifetime earnings.  (0.50% cost of teachers’ salaries)
2.  October 8, 2018 Professional Development Day – 185 Work Days (Bargained during last T.A. – Sunsets June 30, 2020)
3.  October 8, 2018 Professional Development Day – 185 Work Days (Bargained during last T.A. – Sunsets June 30, 2020)
Total Compensation 18/19 –
0.5% of Cost of Teachers’ Salaries
Total Compensation 18/19 –
1.0% of Cost of Teachers’ Salaries 
 
 
2019/2020 School Year
2019/2020 School Year
3.  1% raise for all bargaining unit salaries
4.  0.50% raise for all bargaining unit salaries.
4.  Two Professional Development Days (PD) to be added at the beginning of the teacher work year – 186/187 Work Days (Will continue as long as FCUSD receives Supplemental Grant funding)
Note:  The cost of each PD day is approximately 0.5% of the bargaining unit salaries. It will be paid separately and will be included in the STRS contribution calculation.
5.  Two Professional Development Days (PD) to be added at the beginning of the teacher work year – 186/187 Work Days (Will continue as long as FCUSD receives Supplemental Grant funding).  (0.50% cost of bargaining unit salaries)
Total Compensation 19/20 –
2.0% of Cost of Bargaining Unit Salaries
Total Compensation 19/20 –
1.5% of Cost of Bargaining Unit Salaries
Total Compensation Pkg. 1.5% Ongoing
                                            1% PD
Total Compensation Pkg. 1.5% Ongoing
                                            1% PD
Other Signed Agreements:
  • CTE Stipend
  • Ag/Culinary Teacher Stipend
  • Spec. Educ. Additional Release Time MOU
  • Vista Del Lago Flex Time MOU
  • Elementary Music/PE Prep language
  • Transfer Language Update MOU
  • Article 7 Update
Other Signed Agreements:
  • CTE Stipend
  • Ag/Culinary Teacher Stipend
  • Spec. Educ. Additional Release Time MOU
  • Vista Del Lago Flex Time MOU
  • Elementary Music/PE Prep language
  • Transfer Language Update MOU
  • Article 7 Update
Next Meeting Dates:
October 11 – ESC, November 29 – FCEA, January 10 – ESC, February 21 – FCEA

Respectfully, Your Bargaining Team – Fynn Carroll, Meg Hanley, Deb Krikourian, Pat Kuzirian, Ed Marin, Kristina Messersmith, Dona Navarro, Tom Pena, Michele Richards, Dale Waldo, and Kevin Wheel