FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Superintendent Pasquale Scuderi (510) 337-7060
Board President Jennifer Williams (510) 337-7187
Alameda, Calif. — Friday, October 28, 2022 — AUSD has now ratified a new three-year contract with the Alameda Education Association and signed Tentative Agreements (TA) with both California School Employees Association Chapter 27 and Chapter 860.
The Board of Education approved the AEA TA at its October 25 meeting, following the AEA ratification on October 21. The new contract, which is for the 2022-23 through 2024-25 school years, applies to all members of the AEA, which represents teachers, nurses, speech and language pathologists, school psychologists, and counselors. It includes a wide range of changes, such as:
- A 6% salary increase retroactive to July 1, 2022
- An increased hourly rate for extra hours worked by AEA members from $35 to $50
- An increased stipend for possession of a doctorate degree or National Board Certification
- A new pay rate for teachers who lose their prep periods to substitute for teachers who are absent
- Increased medical benefit contribution by the District
- Language to establish weekly site collaboration sessions
- A shortened posting period for jobs (10 days to five days), which will….
- Caseload caps for both speech language pathologists and psychologists.
The TAs signed with CSEA-27 (which represents office/technical workers and paraprofessionals) and CSEA 860 (which represents custodial, maintenance, and food service workers) provides for a total salary increase of 7.07% . (The two CSEA units received a higher salary increase because AUSD and AEA agreed to put money towards other AEA priorities, including members’ health benefits, rather than straight salary. All employee groups received the same overall percentage increase.)
The next step is for the two units and the Board of Education to ratify the agreements.
“I am grateful to the negotiating teams that participated in these three contracts," says Superintendent Pasquale Scuderi. "We’re at a pivotal point in our growth as a school district and being able to increase our salaries to be more commensurate with the commitment and contributions of our staff is deeply rewarding.”
Adds Board President Jennifer Williams, “Collaboration is a crucial concept in public education today – collaboration among staff, among students, and with families. These agreements with our labor partners model the kind of collaboration we need for public education to truly serve the needs of students, staff, and families. As a board, we thank the negotiators and thank our hard-working employees.”
Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) serves about 8500 students in Alameda, California, an island community in the San Francisco Bay Area. For more information, please visit the AUSD website, follow @AUSDNews on Twitter, or refer to the AUSD Facebook page. Questions? Contact Susan Davis, Senior Manager, Community Affairs, at firstname.lastname@example.org.