SESPA BARGAINING UPDATE – JUNE 1, 2010
RESPECTED AND VALUED as SESPA? NOT IN SHORELINE!
Despite losses of over 100 SESPA positions over the last few years, the District is proposing the following cuts and take-backs at a time of budget surplus:
Nine to twelve fewer work days for all Nurses
Nine fewer work days for Security Monitors
Five fewer work days for Behavior Techs
Five fewer work days for Elementary Library Techs
Thirty fewer work days for Secondary Library Techs (not a typo)
Different daily schedule for Secondary Nurses and Security that may result in a loss of thirty minutes per day (in addition to the loss of work days)
Have nearby schools share Crossing Guards for the same hour, thereby reducing work opportunities and hours for this group
Force injured employees to use personal sick leave to maintain their salary while recovering from injuries sustained in the line of duty
Remove frontloading of sick and personal leave in September
Require supervisor or principal approval to determine what professional development classes or training should be taken for a stipend.
The District used the SESPA staffing model in the schools to urge SESPA employees and community members to support the Maintenance and Operations Levy. Now, the District wants to change the model. Isn’t that playing “bait and switch” with our voters?? Shoreline doesn’t need to make cuts. Their ending fund balance is projected to be $11.7 million by August, 2010 – that’s 13.5 percent of their expenditures – three times what is needed by Board policy!
COME TO THE JUNE 7 SCHOOL BOARD MEETING AT 7 PM. TELL THE BOARD WHAT YOU THINK OF THEIR PROPOSALS.
Your SESPA Bargaining Team