ADTA Struggle Makes Front Page!

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The current ADTA struggle with AESD made the front page of the newspaper! The following is an excerpt from the original Daily Press article.

“ADELANTO — The Adelanto teachers union is looking into the possibility of a strike in February after bargaining negotiations recently passed the one-year mark and the district fired its chief business officer, a California Teachers Association spokesman confirmed.

“Where they are at this point, they are conducting a strike assessment this week, among other activities,” said Frank Wells of CTA. “Everything they’re doing is in the hope of getting a settlement and avoiding a strike.”

adtaWells said district officials postponed a meeting scheduled between the union and the district last week, which has further infuriated union officials. The district and teachers first began negotiations in October 2013 and have been at impasse since July. The next time the two sides are expected to meet is Feb. 23.
“There was a fact finding scheduled for tomorrow and the district has now asked that to be postponed to late February,” Wells said on Thursday. “If there were to be (a strike) it would not happen until after that fact finding. We’re still a ways away from that and hopefully we won’t need to get there.”

Contract negotiations typically occur between a California teachers union and district administrators every three years, according to the CTA website.

In Adelanto, bargaining talks between the district’s administrators and Adelanto Teachers Association are now being mediated by a state-appointed neutral as they are in the fact-finding stage.

The main issues being disputed include the rate of a healthcare benefits cap, salary rates for “professional development days,” walk-thru evaluations, and the extension of work day hours, according to an ADTA Powerpoint presentation delivered to teachers on Wednesday…”

Read the whole article published first at: Adelanto teachers union, administrators remain at odds – News – VVdailypress.com – Victorville, CA.

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Announcing an ADTA Unibration! Friday 1-16-15


You all were AWESOME during ‘Unity Week’

Now let’s kick our shoes off for a lil bit~
Come out for some
UNI-Bration
Friday, January 16th 2015

Whiskey Barrel
12055 Mariposa Rd, Victorville, CA
3:00 PM-5:00 PM
Taco bar, beans, rice, salsa, & sodas will be supplied by ADTA.
You will need to RSVP for this event by 1/14/15
Send text with your name and site to Lori Rhodes 760-524-7055.
We can stay later, but food will be cleared off floor about 5:00 PM.
If you don’t RSVP, you can still come by, you will just be asked to purchase
your own food.
There will be drawings for those that RSVP~
You have worked on the bonds with those at your site, now come work on
bonds with fellow teachers from other sites.

Update on Factfinding as of January 5

Update on factfinding AS OF JANUARY 5, 2015

AESD contacted the state-appointed factfinding panel chairperson and asked for a delay in the hearing, which was booked for January 9, 2015. After considering the district’s request and ADTA’s/CTA’s objections, the panel chairperson, Mr. Moseley, allowed the postponement and is working with the district and ADTA to find a new date sometime in February. No date is confirmed at the time of this message.

The district’s advisor, Mr. Ron Bennett, asked for the delay on behalf of AESD stating the following:

  • “the district missed a key date for requesting a waiver needed to assure its apportionment”
  • “the district released its Fiscal Services Director”
  • “the district released its Assistant Supt. of Business”
  • “the district has two new board members who are working to get up to speed”
  • “the district will need to receive the state budget” [2015 proposed budget is scheduled to be released by the governor January 9]

ALL JANUARY 5-9 UNITY WEEK ACTIONS CONTINUE AS PLANNED!

OUR SOLIDARITY WILL HELP US WIN THE FIGHT!

DON’T BE DUPED BY THE DISTRICT’S CLAIMS

CONTINUE WORK TO RULE ACTIVITIES

ATTEND THE GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING FOR MORE INFORMATION.

SHOW UP – STAND UP – SPEAK UP FOR THE RESPECT WE DESERVE!

Professional Development Opportunity, Investigating Instructional Shifts

ADTA Members,

Save the dates!
Please join us for a two -session professional development opportunity, Investigating Instructional Shifts by integrating the Next Generation Science Standards and the Common Core State Standards. We will investigate an instructional shift to facilitate greater student learning and engagement. You will leave with an instruction shift you can implement the next day. Later, in a few weeks, you can return to share your progress and learn more. Please see attachment for further details.

Investigating Instructional Shifts
Monday, January 26, 2015
Thursday, February 19, 2015
4:00-5:30P.M.
3:45P.M. registration and light snack

CTA Hesperia Regional Resource Center
9329 Mariposa Road Suite 215
Hesperia, CA 92344

Monica Cooper and Lisa Sandberg