Bargaining Update – April 4, 2019

April 4, 2019



Natomas Teachers’ Association has put forth all of our initial proposal for our articles. The highlighted area is the last proposed. Spending priorities should be on teacher retention.  Next dates are April 22 then April 26.

Article: Key Proposals NTA Rationale
Article I- Agreement
  • One year agreement was proposed
  • MOU documents attached in appendices
  • NTA will continue to gather information on current and proposed changes to working conditions. Bargaining language will then be proposed.
  • The NTA Special Education Task Force recommendations are to be reviewed in Spring 2019. This will inform future negotiations  
Article V- Hours
  • Collaboration time to be teacher/department directed
  • Compensation for lack of substitutes in elementary.
  • Duty every other week
  • Early release MOU presented for collaboration on Wed. TK-5/TK-8 schools
  • Clarify minimum vs early release day.
  • Provide support for teachers who must prepare and supply lessons and activities for additional students.
  • Provide more teacher directed collaboration time with an early release schedule for TK-5/TK-8 schools on par with other districts in the region.
  • Provide additional time for teachers to collaborate on best practices and to support new teachers in practice
Article IV- Salary
  • Seven percent (7%) increase on all salary schedules
  • Compress longevity (pay increase) steps to get to them sooner
  • Remove and compress Column 0 into Column 1 on salary schedule
  • Move Natomas Unified out of the bottom of the pack compared with all other districts in our area.
Article VI- Health and Benefits
  • Increased monthly district contribution of:  
    • $25/single; $50/emp + 1 $75/family
  • Provide individuals and families relief for the ever increasing cost of health care.
Article IX- Evaluation Procedures
  • Nurse Formal Observation Form proposed
  • Speech Language Hearing Specialist Formal Observation Form proposed
  • Ability for teacher to provide written feedback to informal evals
  • Provide formal evaluations that accurately reflect these specific positions’ professional practices.
  • Access documents and make responses accessible.
Article XVII- Assoc. Rights
  • Added clarifying language for membership dues, release time, new employee orientation, employee privacy, academic freedom and vendor restrictions
  • This is to increase communication and establish informed processes.
  • Protect employee information
  • NTA are highly educated professionals who know what is best for students



  Natomas Teachers’ Association
Bargaining Update…

Keep Quality Teachers in Natomas Campaign

Students are the center of everything we do.

As NTA members, we are committed to the success and well-being of every student.

Please forward feedback to your negotiations team.

Kristen Rocha, Chair

Justin Vorhauer

Mara Harvey

Randy Hodge

Emilio Moran

Lydiana Alfaro

Achim Dangerfield

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