2.57% total compensation package (inclusive of salary and benefits)
1.5% ongoing money towards the salary schedule
1.07% ongoing money towards benefits ($100 per medical plan)
Multiple gains towards improving special education
Class size improvements
Improvements in working conditions
Improvements in the rights of OGEA to represent members
Article 6: Association Rights
We now have the right to confirm necessary contact information for all members.
We can present for 30 minutes at the new teacher orientation and during lunch. This is important in the recruitment of strong union members.
The District will provide OGEA with new hire information within 30 days so that OGEA can make contact and speak about the importance of being a member.
We now have rights to meet with new employees that are hired mid-year
Article 8: Leaves
Multiple improvements to bring existing leave articles up to date with current California leave laws.
Leaves expanded in compliance with current CA law
Military leave added under Matters of Compelling Personal Importance
Parental leave brought up-to-date with current laws allowing for up to 12 weeks off when having or adopting a child
Bereavement leave can now be used up to 13 months
Article 11: Transfers
Voluntary transfer opportunities extended from March 15 to April 1.
2 additional weeks to request priority transfers
The District has been required to post transfer opportunities by March 1. This gives members more time to research and make a decision about requesting a transfer.
Article 12: Compensation
All salary schedules will be improved by 1.5% in ongoing money.
This is an improvement over management’s original insistence in a one-year only bonus
Salary is not tied to any upcoming elections. (No contingency language.)
The salary increase will be retroactive to the beginning of the year.
The special education stipend was increased to $1500 per year and expanded to cover all SDC, RSP and SLP positions.
The science camp stipend was expanded to include all overnight field trips
Total compensation of salary and benefits = 2.57%
Article 13: Benefits
Our school district’s contributions toward all healthcare benefits packages will be increased by $100 per plan.
This represents an increase of 1.07% towards the total compensation package of OGEA members
This is to help offset the increase in out of pocket costs due to Kaiser raising rates by 7.7% and Anthem increasing rates by double digit percentages
Check the new rates and out of pocket costs closely. Open enrollment is during the first 2 weeks in November and members may wish to switch plans.
OGEA and OGSD agreed to explore alternative dental plans through the joint District benefits committee
Article 14: Hours of Employment
Defined school nurse work day
TOSA work day and flex hours defined. Protections against abuse of flexible work hours incorporated.
Jr. High special education case work period placed in the contract
Adjunct duties required to be equitable
TOSA rights to form adjunct committee similar to school sites
Itinerant SPED unit members not required to perform adjunct duties
Substitute stipend for TOSAs increased
RSP sub teaching limitations and stipend incorporated into the contract
Article 15: Class Size
TK-3 class size changed to District wide average. OGEA has rights to request class size numbers to verify.
PPF funds in TK-3 are now paid for the 25th and 26th student (effective Dec 2019). Class size maximum for 2020-2021 will be reduced to 26.
Middle school elective and PE teachers will have input into class size and class sizes will be monitored in the upcoming school year.
Combination class stipends will be increased to $800 and OGEA was able to defeat a management initiative to take back the two planning days.
First ever cap in non-categorical SDC classes at 15-1
Reduction in SH low functioning SDC class size for the 2020-2021 school yearFirst ever caseload caps for SDC preschool beginning in the 2020-2021 school year
An increase in 1 school nurse is now required in the contract. This is the first language ever in the contract guaranteeing a school nurse for each learning community.
First ever language in the contract that school counselors will be employed in the District
SPED joint committee can still be called at the option of OGEA to discuss special education concerns in the District
MOU written to define the job of VLA teacher and examine case loads
Article 17: Organizational Security
Language brought up to date with current laws in post-Janus environment
OGEA retains full rights to process membership applications and change membership status of bargaining unit members (The District will have no role in this.)
Any membership change requests will be referred to OGEA. OGSD can not process any changes to membership in our organization.
MOU signed creating a subcommittee of OGEA and management members to examine and create a process for reporting safety concerns regarding students
The subcommittee is tasked with creating a process and a form to report such concerns
All SPED meetings and SELC meetings are now also forums to bring up safety concerns
Article 22: Miscellaneous Provisions
3 year contract
Each year OGEA and management will automatically negotiate over salary and benefits
Both groups have the option of one reopener per year in addition to salary and benefits