Bargaining Brief, November 16th

Your PAT bargaining team met with the District until 8:00 PM tonight. 

We spent the bulk of our time reviewing each side’s proposals around workload, workday, and work year. We also touched on several other key issues such as salary, special education supports, and professional development.

Thanks to your organizing efforts, it felt like bargaining finally began today.

We were pleased that key District decision-makers—including Superintendent Guerrero and three school Board members—were present and actively participated in today’s negotiations. And new team members, such as Human Resources director Kylie Rogers, are also playing a positive role in working through our key issues.

After substantive discussion, we were able to exchange proposals back and forth, although no new agreements were reached. We’ve also scheduled two new mediation sessions on December 4th and December 11th.

Based on the past two days of mediation, its clear your collective efforts are having an impact. 

We need every PAT member to stay informed and engaged so we can bring negotiations to a successful conclusion.