Pasco Association of Educators
(PAE-Teachers)(updated Sept. 8, 2015)Update for Sept. 9, 2015
Update for Sept. 8, 2015The District's latest proposal is posted below. PAE ended bargaining around 1:45 p.m. yesterday. The parties resumed bargaining today, Sept. 9, at 9 a.m.Update for Sept. 7, 2015Pasco School District and PAE proposal for Sept. 6, 2015.Update for Sept. 3, 2015
Declaration - Cloud
Declaration - Hill
Memo of Authorities
Motion for Injunction
Motion Shortening Time
Update for August 31, 2015
District Proposal for Aug. 31, 2015
District Proposal Cost Summary for Aug. 31, 2015Update for August 29, 2015Update for August 21, 2015:
The parties concluded this week's mediation sessions and have not yet reached agreement. Additional mediation days are scheduled for Aug. 26, 27, 28, 29, and 30.The Pasco School District has increased its offer by $347,900. PAE has proposed a two year package estimated at $15,090,834. For more information, click on the links below.
Update for August 7, 2015:
The parties met with the state mediator on Tuesday, August 4, 2015, and Wednesday, August 5, 2015. Since no agreement was reached, additional mediation dates are currently scheduled for August 19-21, 2015. PSD has increased its offer to include an additional three supplemental days (Tier 1) and increased elementary planning time to 230 minutes per week. PAE has not moved on the most costly items in their proposal including 11.2% in supplemental pay in addition to the 3% cost of living increase. The district estimates the cost of the current union proposal to be over $14.9 million. For more information, click on the links below:
Update for August 4, 2015:
The parties are scheduled to meet with the mediator assigned by PERC on the following dates: August 4, 5, 19, 20, and 21st. The district has continued to analyze the estimated costs of the PAE proposal. The updated estimates are here:
Update for July 22, 2015:
The parties met on July 16, 2015, and on July 20, 21, and 22. The district has filed for mediation with the Public Employment Relations Commission (PERC) to provide mediation services in the collective bargaining process. The district 7/20/2015 proposal added approximately $700,000 to the district’s previous proposal for a total proposal of over $2,300,000. The association has re-submitted the same financial proposal that the district has estimated to cost over $15,000,000. For the full proposals and the mediation filing, please click on the links below:
July 22, 2015 Mediation Filing
July 20, 2015 PAE Proposal 3
July 20, 2015 PAE Counterproposal
District Proposal July 20, 2015
District Summary of Financial Package Updated July 20, 2015
District Calculation of PAE Proposal July 22, 2015
July 16, 2015 District Counterproposal on Teacher Evaluation
Week of July 9, 2015:
The parties are meeting on July 9, 2015 and July 10, 2015 to exchange and discuss proposals. As of 8:00 a.m. on July 10, the following were exchanged:
Week of June 15, 2015:The parties met on June 15, 2015 and June 17, 2015, to exchange and discuss proposals. The next meeting is scheduled for July 9, 2015.For the full proposals, please click on the links below:
June 2, 2015:Staffing/6th Grade: The parties met on May 27, 2015 to continue bargaining. PAE provided a proposal (#4) and the district provided a counterproposal (#6). The parties met again on June 2, 2015. The district provided a counterproposal (#7) and PAE resubmitted their proposal (#4). The parties will meet again on June 15, 2015.
For the full proposals, please click on the links below:PAE Proposal (#4) May 27, 2015 and June 2, 2015
District Proposal (#6) May 27, 2015
District Proposal (#7) June 2, 2015
2. Calendar 2015-2016: On May 27, 2015, the district sent PAE a calendar proposal that included first and last days of school, winter and spring break, and an October Tier 11 day. The parties discussed the calendar on June 2, 2015. For the district's proposal, please click on the link below:
3. Demands to Bargain: PAE presented a proposal on four demand to bargain issues on June 2, 2015, following Mr. Lindholm’s email to Ms. Thornton on May 27, 2015. The district provided a counterproposal, and the parties reached agreement on two of the demands. For the full content of the proposals and agreement, click on the links below:PAE Proposal (#1) June 2, 2015
District Counterproposal (#1) June 2, 2015
Letter of Agreement June 2, 2015
4. Bargaining Dates: On May 28, 2015, the district sent PAE a list of 32 available bargaining dates for the full opener. PAE has accepted 4 dates so far. For a list of the dates, please click here.
May 1, 2015:
The Pasco School District has received numerous questions about the staffing process for the school openings and transitions for 2015-2016. The District and PAE have a signed Letter of Agreement from June 2014 intended to address a smooth implementation of staffing for 2015-16 (see link below). In response to PAE’s demand to bargain these issues further, the District and PAE teams have been meeting. After not reaching an agreement on April 29, 2015, PAE has filed for mediation with the Public Employment Relations Commission.The district proposed to address the Association’s concerns in the following ways:
· Two additional Tier 1 days for 6th grade teachers for planning and work related to the transition;
· Meetings with PAE to identify and discuss any workload impacts for 6th grade teachers;
· Language stating 6th grade teachers will teach designated subject matter provided the necessary number of teachers are willing and the programs and schedules allow;
· Transferring curricular materials to the elementary schools for 6th grade teachers and providing additional curricular materials as needed;
Allowing other overstaffed teachers to select from the same available grade-level positions;
· Other terms of the original Letter of Agreement.
For the full content of the district’s and PAE’s last proposal, please click the link below.
The district will be moving forward with staffing next week according to the terms of the CBA and the signed LOA.