The AREA Bargaining Team would like to thank each and everyone of our members that stood strong in solidarity with us as we pursued a fair and reasonable settlement for the 2023 - 2024 school year. Below you will see the written language for Article IV - Calendar and Article XVI - Salary. AREA wanted to post the tentative agreement language with the new salary schedules, however, since we have not received them yet from the District, we didn't want to keep you waiting. Once we get the new schedules we will post them here.
This Tentative Agreement will be explained and discussed at Mondays Rep Council meeting. There will also be an informational meeting for all AREA Member via Zoom on Wednesday, September 27th, 2023 at 4PM. The link is below.
The next steps will be once the salary schedules have been verified and posted at each work site along with a copy of this tentative agreement for 5 work days, AREA will be voting to ratify the contract.
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Hello and welcome to the 2023 -2024 school year! My name is Sandra Rivera and it is an honor and a privilege to serve as your President.
I would like to introduce myself to everyone. I have been in Alum Rock for 18 years. I started my teaching career at Slonaker Elementary school where I taught kindergarten and 5th grade. I then moved to Cesar Chavez Elementary where I have taught TK, Kindergarten and 4th grade. I have been involved with AREA since my 2nd year in the district and have served as Site Rep, Organizing Team Member and Chair, Bargaining Team Member and Chair, PAC Treasurer and lastly, 13 years as Vice President.
As we begin this school year together, I would like to thank each and everyone of you for your hard work and dedication to the students of Alum Rock. You are the reason the students come to school everyday. Your warm greetings, innovative lessons and inspiring drive leads as an example showing our students how to be the best they can be!
I am excited to get out to each school site in the coming months to see all the wonderful things each of you bring to our community. I am also looking forward to meeting each and everyone of you. When I do come to your site for lunch, please stop by and introduce yourself. I would like to personally get to know each and everyone of you.
We are all in this together. If you would like to become more involved in AREA, there are many ways to do so. There are still a few sites that are in need of Site Reps. Also, in the next few months we will be holding a special election as we look to fill our Executive Board. The positions that are open are: Vice President, Secretary, Tk-2 Director, 3-5 Director and At-Large Director. I am also looking to fill our appointed positions: Elections Chair and committee, Equity and Human Rights Chair and committee, PAC committee, and our Grievance committee. If you would like to learn about the different ways you can become involved, please feel free to reach out.
We are still in mediation and are having our first mediation session on September 18th. We made the decision to wait to meet with the mediator until after the District submitted its actual monies spent last year to the state. This will give AREA the exact numbers that the District has and will allow us to best fight for our members.
Please continue to wear your AREA t-shirts on Mondays and stay strong with work to rule until the District offers a fair and just salary and benefits package!
Stay Strong, Stay United...We Are AREA!!
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