Facts on Teacher Retention

FACT sheet on teacher retention

The district has attempted to misinform the Natomas community about the facts about the teacher retention problem in our Natomas schools.

FACT: NUSD hires between 80-100 teachers each and every year.  There is not a hiring problem, but there is a retention problem.  No need for hiring bonuses.  Since 2012, we have hired about 600 teachers, but around 400 of them have left NUSD.

FACT: We have a 60% teacher retention problem in NUSD.  Any amount of teacher loss is a disgrace.  Alarmingly, we have lose more special education teachers than we have hired.

FACT: Several NUSD schools have had 50% or higher turnover recently.  LGA has lost about 80% of their teachers each year, with the highest turnover rate.  This year, NHS has had a teacher resign each week for the past six weeks.  American Lakes and Bannon Creek have each had 50% teacher turnover this past year.  Our exit surveys show that they left due to a lack of classroom resources, and poor district culture (admin bullying, extraordinary demands, lack of time to collaborate with colleagues, etc)

FACT: Each teacher that leaves (resigns, retires, in non-re-elected, etc.) affects between 30-200 students per classroom each year.   That’s thousands of students left behind.

Feel free to contact NTA for details on our exits survey, and for more specific stats and details on teacher hiring and teacher resignation stories.  Talk to your local classroom teachers, and students, for their stories.  This is not a national problem that is some puzzle we can’t solve.  Rather, we can solve this problem easily through teacher input and an authentic and sincere collaboration with Natomas Teachers’ Association to implement the resources and supports our teachers have been suggesting through the LCAP for several years.

Thank you for caring about Natomas teachers!

NTA Fall Social

NATOMAS TEACHERS’ ASSOCIATION SOCIAL
YOU’RE INVITED TO OUR NTA HAPPY HOUR!

ALL TEACHERS AND CERTIFICATED STAFF ARE
INVITED TO COME AFTER PD DAY
FREE APPETIZERS!

FEEL FREE TO WEAR YOUR NTA
SHIRT!

HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE …

SAVE THE DATE FOR MONDAY, OCTOBER 8TH
Please join us MONDAY at

Oshima Sushi Lounge
3:30-5:30pm
2071 Natomas Crossing Dr
Sacramento, CA

COME OUT AFTER PD DAY
FREE APPETIZERS!!!
FEEL FREE TO SPORT YOUR NTASHIRT MONDAY,
OCTOBER 8, 2018
3:30pm

NATOMAS TEACHERS ASSOCIATION BARGAINING UPDATE July 17, 2018

2018-19 TA NTA Agreement FINAL 071718

Revised Natomas FF Report 2018

071718 NTA Report card Committee MOU

NATOMAS TEACHERS ASSOCIATION BARGAINING UPDATE July 17, 2018

Colleagues,

After seven negotiations sessions, impasse, mediation, fact finding, and post fact finding mediation, receiving the fact finder’s report, and post fact finding negotiations, your professional association reached a tentative agreement (TA) for the 2018-19 work year.

Attached is the fact finder’s report.  It was utilized as a basis for settlement.  Subsequent to the Parties receiving the report, negotiations reconvened on Monday, July 16th and Tuesday, July 17th.  The TA reached is reflective of the report and priorities expressed by you.  Please see the attached TA and MOU on report card committee.

Attend the

Natomas Teachers’ Association General Membership Meeting

Thursday, August 9th

@ 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

CTA/Regional Resource Center

4100 Truxel Road

Sacramento, CA 95834

 

Voting will take place at the meeting Thursday, August 9th and on work sites Friday, August 10th.

Thank you for all your support of your association which strives to improve the working conditions of your Profession.

Please forward feedback to your negotiations team.

Kristen Rocha, Chair krochanta@gmail.com

Justin Vorhauer ntajmv@gmail.com

Lydiana Alfaro lydiana.alfaro@gmail.com

Emilio Moran emoran1972@gmail.com

It’s been an honor representing our members,

Kristen Rocha

(916)879-1017

“The achievements of an organization are the results of the combined effort of each individual.”

Vince Lombardi

NTA Bargaining Update – July 12, 2018

NTA Bargaining Update – July 12, 2018

Your NTA bargaining team and the district presented their proposals to the fact-finding panel on June 25th. The fact finder was unable to mediate a settlement on that day, therefore we have received a fact finder’s report (please see your home emails for the report). It is a guide for reaching a settlement agreement with the district. It’s not everything we wanted or deserve, it positions us for engaging in problem solving around servicing special ed students. It is a one year proposal for settlement.
The association looks to meet with the district to craft language in accordance with the fact-finders report. Should we reach an agreement, a ratification vote will take place at the start of the work year.
Though we do not have an agreed upon calendar, the association encourages members to report to work on August 6th. Please save the date for a General Membership meeting for Thursday, August 9th at CTA.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us: Kristen Rocha at krochanta@gmail.com, Kenya Spearman at kspearman@cta.org, Brenda Borge at bborgeca@gmail.com.

June 20th – Negotiations Update – your presence is requested on Monday, June 25th (fact-finding hearing)

Negotiations for the 2018-19 contract are still left undone.  June 25th is the day of the fact finding hearing.  The District called for a mediation session that took place yesterday, June 19th.  The mediation session lasted from 9 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. Little movement was made by the District.  We continue to fight for a fair settlement on behalf of students and teachers in Natomas. While we are insisting upon the District recognizing and addressing the needs of students and teachers, the District is insisting upon a two year agreement without addressing the working conditions impacting students and teachers.

Show that you stand with students and teachers in Natomas by supporting the bargaining team.  Show up at the District office, 1901 Arena Blvd., this Monday, June 25th at 8:30 a.m. to rally on behalf of safe schools, resources for all students, and a fair contract for educators in Natomas.  All are welcome – teachers, counselors, psychologists, speech teachers, nurses, students, parents, and all interested members of the community.

Fact-finding hearing: Mon. June 25th

The NUSD district management declared impasse while NTA and NUSD were in the middle of contract negotiations for 2018-2019.  What follows impasse is a fact-finding hearing, which has been scheduled for Monday, June 25th.

There will be a rally to support our negotiation team on that day in front of the district office – open to all teachers, students, parents and community members.  We will be there all day for as long as it takes to complete the collective bargaining process.

Please plan to attend the rally to show your support for a fair contract for our wonderful teachers, counselors, psychologists, speech teachers, and nurses.  Thank you.