Nobody here to comment before SUSD trustees went into closed session.
Trustees will discuss the interim superintendent situation further, and they will also talk about labor negotiations.
I’m hanging out. If they report out of the closed session, I’ll let you know.
Here is the agenda for tonight’s Stockton Unified special meeting.
It is closed session, but the public will have an opportunity to comment at 6:30 p.m. Trustees are required to report any decisions out of closed session.
A new website called Transparent California has posted salary information from the majority of California school districts. It includes salaries, benefits, and other pay such as stipends.
The list includes 1o San Joaquin County districts (including the San Joaquin County Office of Education). Notable districts that are missing – Stockton Unified and Tracy Unified (the largest and fourth largest SJ districts respectively).
If you’re curious about school employee pay, have a look.
I’ll need to get some more explanation, but it appears SUSD will look to float a bond measure on the November ballot – in the $100 million range – to pay for technology upgrades throughout the district.
Trustees approved a 1.565 percent pay raise for management and other unrepresented groups.
It also approved a 3.5 percent raise for classified workers.
Only SPPA Pres Bonnie Dixon and new teachers union president John Steiner spoke.
Dixon expressed anger that her group could only negotiate at 1.565 percent pay raise while classified workers are up for a 3.5 percent raise. She said some of her colleagues may leave the district because they feel a lack of respect.
Steiner urged the board to come to an agreement with the teacher’s union before the school year starts.
The Stagg High MESA team got a standing ovation. Here’s the story on their win in MESA
SUSD Trustees haven’t come out of closed session yet, but they’re expected any moment. As people wait, some are drooling over a large chocolate cake on a table in the middle of the board room. The cake is to congratulate the Stagg High Mesa team, who won a national championship late last month.
Here is tonight’s agenda.
The nations’s largest teachers union wants Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to resign according to the Associated Press. Here’s the Washington Post’s feed on the topic.
The article says the “tipping point” for some in the union is that Duncan spoke in support of a California judge’s ruling against teacher tenure laws.
Feel free to take your time over the three day weekend to read this: Stockton Unified’s Tuesday night agenda.