VOTE NOVEMBER 3, 2020
Bargaining Update 7-13-20
NTA Resolution – Black Lives Matter
Resolution – Black Lives Matter
Natomas Teachers Association (NTA) stands in solidarity with the family, friends, and loved ones of George Floyd, with the Black community, and with everyone demanding police accountability and justice.
WHEREAS, on May 25, 2020, a Minneapolis police officer murdered 46-year-old George Floyd, kneeling on his neck for nearly nine minutes while he pleaded to be allowed to breathe; and
WHEREAS, three other police officers aided and abetted the death of George Floyd; and
WHEREAS, the Black community repeatedly faces the deaths of loved ones at the hands of the police; and
WHEREAS, the core principle of unions and the labor movement – “An Injury to One is An Injury to All” – requires all working people of conscience to take a stand for justice; and
WHEREAS, Black Lives Matter.
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that NTA will engage in an ongoing dialogue of compassion and understanding that brings to life a vision for our community and schools that is culturally engaged, globally aware, safe for all points of view, and actively involved in supporting equal access to education, healthcare, and other fundamental needs. NTA acknowledges the existence of institutionalized racism and commits to actively confront the racism that exists in our systems and structures. We are committed to being part of the solution by promoting diversity hiring, awareness of history and data, and teaching students using anti-racist curriculum.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that we call on our membership to safely participate in or otherwise support actions called by those seeking justice for George Floyd and all other victims of police brutality.
BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED that NTA will issue a statement to our entire membership to the effect of the resolution above.
End of Year Update – May 22, 2020
- MOU on an early start program (to test conditions)
- MOU on independent study programs for the fall
- MOU on committees to plan for special programs: PE, science labs, CTE, Art, and Music/Band
- MOU on the plans to start on distance learning/hybrid classroom instruction for the fall
Congrats to all the NUSD retirees. May your retirement years be wonderful and restful.
- Categorical shift of $500,000
- Eliminate vacant SEL TOSA
- eliminate RFDC after school program
- reduce travel costs
- eliminate college field trips for elementary and middle schools
- new revenue SELPA ($1,000,000)
- get rid of contracting out SPED positions ($1,000,000)
- move technology to one-time money ($1,000,000)
- retirement incentive savings ($270,000)
- District office admin cuts 25%
- cut pilot counseling program at Heron
- cut three unfilled (contracted out) transportation positions (cutting door to door transp for IEP kids whose IEPs don’t ask for door to door)