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Mountain View Whisman reaches agreement on staff contract, but teachers union talks hit an impasse

Original post made on Feb 13, 2022

The Mountain View Whisman School District Board of Trustees approved pay increases for many of its employees – but not teachers – at a Thursday, Feb. 10, meeting. Contract negotiations with the teachers union hit an impasse last month.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, February 11, 2022, 1:50 PM

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Posted by Steven Nelson
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Feb 13, 2022 at 2:18 pm

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One common way to see if teachers as the primary providers of Service (learning opportunity) are doing well in our district is to look at MVWSD's percent of Total Budget to teachers compared to average in the state. GUESS? It is a lower percentage, MVWSD's 32% relative to CA State's 34%. (Fiscal Yr 2019-20). 2/34 = 1/17 lower.

Administrative salaries are at the state average "as a percent of the Total Budget."

Detailed information regarding salaries may be found at the California Department of Education's website, search DataQuest.

Posted by TomR
a resident of Monta Loma
on Feb 16, 2022 at 7:23 am

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It's wrong how MV schools love to take so many minimum days, days off, and max out school vacation weeks. The focus should be on student's educations as priority #1.

Posted by resident
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Feb 16, 2022 at 7:40 am

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Just to be clear, not all teachers receive the 3% increase year to year as stated in the article. After 19 years of service, this annual increase goes away entirely and it is also not present every year after 10 years of service. It would appear that top administrators however, have included an evergreen 3% annual increase on top of any salary adjustment. This goes against the stated goal of "attracting and retaining" quality teachers. Where is the incentive for veteran teachers to stay for the long term, especially when they are no longer eligible for the annual 3% increase?

Posted by A
a resident of Monta Loma
on Feb 17, 2022 at 9:49 pm

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"Exhausted and exasperated, classroom teachers and other school staff are under an unprecedented level of strain, made worse by recent dire staff shortages that have plagued school systems across the country...." this from NEA's February 2022 article, "Survey: Alarming Number of Educators May Soon Leave..." For the complete piece: Web Link

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