Message from CUTA (15 December 2014):
Good morning, CUTA members.
Before we wrap up the calendar year and begin our well-deserved vacations, I wanted to provide an update from CUTA.
Two weeks ago, seven members of CUTA’s Executive board attended a two-day leadership conference in Palm Springs and had the opportunity to participate in numerous workshops, among them: Beginning and Advanced Grievance Training, Executive Board Training, Bullying in the Workplace, Special Education: Empowering Yourself Using Your Union, Advocating for Special Ed, Smarter Balanced Instruction. This fantastic conference allowed the Executive Board to refine its vision for CUTA, one we are in the process of implementing.
At the December 10th board meeting, we announced the articles we plan to negotiate. I want to thank everyone who provided feedback on our last survey. Based on those results, we are opening the following articles for negotiation: Article 7, Work day/Work week/Work year; Article 12, Compensation; Article, 15 Leaves; Article 18, Class size; Appendix C, the Stipend Schedule.
We were pleased to see our endorsed candidate, Kathy Rallings, sworn into the Carlsbad School board at this time, along with new member Ray Pearson and returning members Claudine Jones and Veronica Williams. Due to the recent changes to the Board, CUSD will wait until the January meeting to present the articles it wishes to negotiate. Both CUTA and CUSD hope to begin the bargaining process before the end of January.
As the CUTA bargaining team begins the negotiating process, we will send updates to your personal email accounts. These updates cannot be sent via district email which makes it imperative for CUTA to have your correct contact information. As a test run, this email is also being sent to the personal emails we have on file. If you do not see it, and it was not filtered by your spam settings, please use this link below to submit the contact information you would like us to use.
In addition to the link, you will also find a form on our website, www.Cutanews.org. (The website is now accessible from computers in the district.)
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at any time. I am also happy to meet with interested teachers at your site. Please let me know if you would like to set up a meeting.
All my best wishes for a restful vacation.
President, Carlsbad Unified Teachers Association
Cell phone: (949) 294-6907
A Message from CUTA (17 December 2014):
We are pleased to announce that the Carlsbad Unified Teachers Association has worked with CUSD to arrange for over 50 teachers to attend the Good Teaching South Conference held in San Diego on March 20-22.. Learn more about this exciting opportunity. More>
Congratulations to Maria Teran-Cruz!
Maria was one of the five San Diego County teachers of the year. We are so lucky to have this fantastic educator in our district. See her press coverage and learn more about the other CUSD teachers of the year. More>