PRESS RELEASE. Date: November 30, 2020
CABRILLO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT AND CABRILLO UNIFIED TEACHERS ASSOCIATION REACH AGREEMENT FOR 3% WAGE INCREASE FOR 2019-2020 AND ADDITIONAL 3% WAGE INCREASE FOR 2020-2021
At the November 23 negotiations session between Cabrillo Unified School District (CUSD) and Cabrillo Unified Teachers Association (CUTA), the parties reached a tentative agreement to provide District teachers and CUTA-represented certificated employees a 3% raise for the 2019-2020 school year (retroactive to July 1, 2019) and a 3% raise for the 2020-2021 school year (effective July 1, 2020).
CUSD and CUTA are pleased to bring a successful end to negotiations that began in February 2019. Over the course of many months, negotiations were impacted by many challenges. CUTA will present the tentative agreement to teachers and other CUTA members for their ratification, and CUSD will present the tentative agreement to the CUSD Governing Board for its approval at the next regularly scheduled meeting in December. Both parties have agreed to provide this joint press release today.
According to CUTA Co-President Sean Riordan, “CUTA is grateful for the overwhelming support from families and the community. We look forward to working with all stakeholders for a safe re-opening of the schools. We also anticipate working closely with the District to discover greater efficiencies in the budget to fund more learning opportunities for students and to prioritize attracting and retaining teachers. CUTA is happy with the results of our determined efforts to reach this outcome.”
CUSD Superintendent Sean McPhetridge shared the following: “On behalf of Cabrillo Unified School District and our Governing Board, I am delighted to be able to share this good news with the public now. The District faced concerns over fiscal insolvency last year, causing us an inability to successfully negotiate well deserved raises for our teachers and other employees. Now that we have new budget information and know that CUSD is projected to benefit from Basic Aid funding status in years ahead, we are happy to close this difficult chapter. We thank CUTA leaders for collaborating with us on this tentative agreement that we believe advances our collective interest in providing increased compensation for our hard-working employees while also preserving our shared goal of improved financial sustainability going forward.”
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The Cabrillo Unified School District is located just south of San Francisco on the beautiful Pacific Coast. The District was established on July 1, 1965 and encompasses an area of approximately 135 square miles. The District currently operates four elementary schools, one intermediate school, one high school, a continuation school, and an adult education program.
The mission of the Cabrillo Unified School District – an exemplary learning community committed to valuing our distinct cultural identities – is to develop critical thinkers and socially responsible citizens who actively participate in their individual learning and development and are fully prepared to embrace their next challenge. We accomplish this by utilizing our unique natural resources and engaging the entire Coastside community and its partners in providing a rich and academically rigorous curriculum in a safe and nurturing environment.
MARY BETH ALEXANDER
Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent
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