BARGAINING UPDATE: August 26, 2020 - FULL Tentative Agreement

BARGAINING UPDATE: August 26, 2020 - Summary of Tentative Agreement

BARGAINING UPDATE: August 26, 2020 - We have a Tentative Agreement!

Impact Bargaining Priorities

Based on bargaining survey data, input from the Representative Assembly, building meetings led by SEA building representatives, discussions with SEA Board of Directors, and member concerns, SEA developed the following priorities.

We stand for the health and safety of the whole community.

  • Clean and healthy school sites will be essential and require district-provided equipment
  • Need adequate health professional staffing to implement and monitor all safety protocols, allowing office professionals to continue their regular duties
  • Options so that our most vulnerable members can safely work, and our most vulnerable students can safely learn.
  • Planning for and preparing our substitute educators so they are fully equipped to provide the critical support we need.

We stand for strong teaching and learning for all students.

  • Professional development to learn new strategies for remote-learning engagement as well as more authentic forms of assessment.
  • Center the needs of our most impacted students, no matter how schools re-open.
  • Fully utilize our paraeducators' skills and expertise.
  • Ensure equitable workloads and consistent expectations that educators and families understand.

We stand for supporting the whole child.

  • Creating welcoming learning environments and honoring students' identities including race, ethnicity, ability, immigration status, or LGBTQIA+ identities.
  • Professional development and planning to employ trauma-responsive strategies as students will be returning to school having experienced the trauma of a pandemic and racial injustices.
  • Additional mental health and behavioral health supports- recognizing the expertise of our counselors, social workers, nurses, family support workers, and others who have built strong connections with families and community partners to support students.


SEPTEMBER 14, 2020 UpdateH&S Worksite Checklist, Upcoming Events, Substitute Hours, CBA Salary Schedule Language, and more.

Health & Safety at Every School -
Read the job description of the Covid Site Supervisor and the checklist theyh must use to ensure your building is safe.

Know Your Rights Sessions - TOPIC UPDATES - September 1, 2020:

SEA Guide to Elementary Schedules, including Specialists - September 1, 2020:

  1. Definitions and Clarification Document defines MOU terms and provides additional guidance on the MOU for elementary specialists.

  2. Sample elementary schedules jointly developed by SEA and SPS to assist in applying scheduling this guidance within the constraints of the remote learning schedule.


SEA Guide to Schedules, including FAQs- August 30, 2020:

SEA Guide to Schedules, including FAQs- August 26, 2020:

BARGAINING UPDATE - August 20, 2020 - Tentative Agreement on Professional Development Language