Dublin City Schools Negotiated Agreement
Upload: Mid, 1 July 2020, 10.48pm The Dublin Unified School District Board of Trustees has signed a provisional agreement with the Dublin Teachers Association (DTA) for the 2020-21 school year, after a particularly tense week in the school community. The terms of the agreement negotiated by the district and the DBA and ratified by the DBA in May included a retroactive 0.5% increase in the salary scale for the 2019-20 school year and a 3.125% increase for the 2020-21 school year. It also contained an hourly rate of US$40 for certified employees and a new payroll plan for specialists, according to Diane Manske, assistant interim superintendent of human resources. The deal was initially rejected in a 3-2 vote at the June 11 board meeting. Chairman Dan Cherrier and trustees Gabi Blackman and Catherine Kuo cited the uncertainty of the state budget and wanted to wait for more information to be available before committing to the contract. Over the weeks, after the first vote, members of the DTA shouted at the three proxies on social media. Superintendent Dave Marken abruptly announced his resignation on June 23, leading some community members to blame the three trustees for the expulsion of a well-known superintendent. Petitions with hundreds of signatures circulated, one asking Cherrier, Blackman and Kuo to resign and the other to reaffirm the community`s support for them. While the vote on the revision and then approval of Tuesday night`s provisional agreement was unanimous in the face of new budget information, Cherrier, Blackman and Kuo took the opportunity to explain why they voted against it at the June 11 meeting. “The path two weeks ago was not feasible and it was a high risk,” Blackman said. “I would like to thank Governor Gavin, Newsom, for really working with the legislature to develop a plan that works for our schools.” Then she addressed the teachers in Dublin and said, “I`m always with you.
We didn`t refuse preliminary approval for something you did, it has nothing to do with you. It was simply the withdrawal of public funds and the fact that the board of directors had found itself in a very difficult financial situation. As a board of directors, it is our responsibility to ensure that we have sound funding. I am delighted to see that there is now better funding. Trustee Amy Miller, who voted in favor of the deal with Vice President Megan Rouse two weeks ago, disagreed. Marques will officially retire in August; He will take his leave after July 1, but will be available for consultations.* The office has indicated behind closed doors that the new commissioner will be Dan Moirao, based on a successful negotiation of his contract. . . .