The VTA bargaining team and the District have been working around the clock since Friday, May 9th and have reached a tentative agreement. The VTA Executive Board voted tonight to send the contract to our members for a ratification vote. We will hold informational meetings beginning Wednesday and as soon as we set them up we will inform all of our members. After the meetings we will hold a ratification vote of the contract.
The School Board also will need to vote to approve the contract so we would like all members to attend the School Board meeting and urge the Board to approve the contract.
Highlights of the Agreement:
Salary/ 9.54% over two years, 3.28% retroactive to January 1, 2014, 6.26% effective January 1, 2015.
Class size: TK-3 24-1
Grades 6-12 Pre-MOU class sizes
Health Benefits: $300 added to the Cap
Language for collaboration and Co-Teaching
We will give more details in our meetings but wanted you all to know that the Bargaining team and the Executive Board feels this is a fair and reasonable contract and that the conditions we demanded (lower class sizes, protect prep time in elementary and health benefits were met) and we are happy with the Tentative agreement. We do want to thank all of you, our success in bargaining was due to the overwhelming support we had from our members.
We are proud to have the strong union of Vista and we are proud to represent all of you.