2019-2020 CTA/SDPBC Negotiations Have Begun

The CTA and SDPBC negotiations teams met on Thursday, May 2, 2019 to exchange the issues that will be bargained during 2019-2020 negotiations. Actual proposal language will be articulated at the next session, scheduled for May 14, 2019.

See below for the list of scheduled bargaining dates:

May 2nd, 2019 (4:00 PM – 5:00 PM)(CBA)
CTA/SDPBC exchange subject areas of the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) that each party intends to negotiate during the upcoming round of bargaining.

May 14th, 2019 (2:00 PM – 5:00 PM)(CBA)
1st negotiation of proposals from both parties.

May 23rd, 2019 (1:00 PM – 5:00 PM)(CBA)
2nd negotiation of proposals from both parties.

All sessions will take place in the board room of the school district to allow for proper video/audio recording and archiving to the school district website. This was a procedure enacted (at the request of many of our members) to ensure greater transparency and the ability for all educators to view negotiations, regardless of their schedules.

As stated in the preamble of our current contract, this round of negotiations allow for each party to negotiate the following:

“…either Party may reopen Article VIII, Section A – Salary and Appendix A – Performance-Based Salary Schedule plus (2) additional Appendices and select four additional Sections each to negotiate.”

This means that the current round of negotiations is not “open book” and both parties are limited in the quantity of proposals they may put forward. As such, we are not capable of negotiating an unlimited number of items at this time. This is an important fact everyone needs to be aware of.

Your CTA negotiations team took into account a variety of factors (including member suggestions) when producing the CTA list of issues for the 2019-2020 negotiations.

Below you will find both the CTA and SDPBC proposed issues.Remember, actual proposal language will be articulated at the next session, scheduled for May 14, 2019.


We understand that many of you will have questions about specific proposal language. However, at this time we can not provide it to anyone. Our specific proposals will be made public and detailed for membership after the next negotiation session on May 14, 2019.


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