SEA IMPACT BARGAINING 2020
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.