April 11, 2019
We are happy to report that on March 25, 2019 Castro Valley Unified School District and the Castro Valley Teachers Association reached a tentative agreement on the 2018-2019 reopeners. CVTA presented the Tentative Agreement (TA) to their members last week and members overwhelmingly voted to approve the agreement this week.
The Tentative Agreement includes a 3.25% salary increase for all certificated bargaining unit members retroactive to July 1, 2018. In an effort to recruit and retain teachers in their first 5 years of employment, effective July 1, 2019, the salary schedule was condensed in years 1 to 3 and in years 4 and 5. 88 members will benefit from this change to the salary schedule.
In addition to the salary increase, the agreement includes more flexibility with Personal Necessity Leave and a pilot program for Catastrophic Leave. Additionally, a great deal of time and thought also went into the development of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) regarding the implementation of the district’s Response to Intervention (RtI) programs. An optional staff development day will be offered prior to the start of school. Certificated employees that attend the optional staff development day will receive a one-time stipend of $500.
As required by AB1200, Alameda County Office of Education reviewed and certified the financial viability of the agreement with recommendations. The board voted to approve the agreement at the April 11th Board Meeting.
Thank you to all members of both bargaining teams for their hard work throughout the year so that we could reach this agreement.
To view the PDF version, please see below.