SCUSD students to return to class Monday after strike ends

SCUSD students to return to class Monday after strike ends

Sacramento City Unified teachers and support staff on Sunday have reached an agreement and ended their strike that lasted 12 days and resulted in students missing eight days of instruction. school district’s latest counterproposal, meaning the 43,000 students impacted can return to school on Monday.”We are so happy and grateful to share that we have reached agreements with our labor partners and SEIU and SCTA have suspended their labor strike,” SCUSD said in a letter to families. “We’ve prepared social emotional learning to support our school community as we recover from the impacts of school closures.””From start to finish, our members have been united in the belief that schools should be adequately staffed with a teacher in front strategies of every classroom, SCTA President David Fisher said in a statement. “Additionally, we were united in our belief that concessions in healthcare benefits were unacceptable at a time when the district was receiving increased funding. We stayed strong and as a result we now have a contract that will help us attract and retain staff and provide our members with modest raises.”On Friday, the Sacramento County Superintendent of Schools called for an end to the strike while siding with the district “It’s past time for our adults – district leaders and union leaders – to reopen schools and help our young people get back to normal,” said Superintendent David Gordon in a statement.The agreement includes an ongoing 4% salary increase for SCTA staff. A major sticking point has been health care. Teachers were upset the district was ending its 100% coverage of the Health Net plan. The district said it will fully pay health coverage through Kaiser and another alternative plan, which is currently still Health Net.SEIU staff will also receive an ongoing 4% salary increase, the district said. You can read the full agreement here.| FACT CHECK BELOW | Sacramento City Unified teachers aren’t the highest paid, but health benefits top the listIn the eight days that students could not go to class, they were prepared some instructional packets by teachers so that they won’t fall as far behind if they had no classwork at all. But the strike also forced thousands of parents to scramble in making arrangements for their children, either through daycares or going to work with them.Related CoverageFact Check: SCTA union’s claim of teachers being ‘forced’ to pay $12K moreShe’s become the face behind the Sacramento schools’ strikeSac City Unified strike: What the district offered the teachers’ union and a history of strife

Sacramento City Unified teachers and support staff on Sunday have reached an agreement and ended their strike that lasted 12 days and in students missing eight days of instruction.

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The Sacramento City Teachers Association said it accepted the school district’s latest counterproposal, meaning the 43,000 students impacted can return to school on Monday.

“We are so happy and grateful to share that we have reached agreements with our labor partners and SEIU and SCTA have suspended their labor strike,” SCUSD said in a letter to families. “We’ve prepared social emotional learning strategies to support our school community as we recover from the impacts of school closures.”

“From start to finish, our members have been united in the belief that schools should be adequately staffed with a teacher in front of every classroom, SCTA President David Fisher said in a statement. “Additionally, we were united in our belief that concessions in healthcare benefits were unacceptable at a time when the district was receiving increased funding. We stayed strong and as a result we now have a contract that will help us attract and retain staff and provide our members with modest raises.”

On Friday, the Sacramento County Superintendent of Schools called for an end to the strike while siding with the district.

“It’s past time for our adults – district leaders and union leaders – to reopen schools and help our young people get back to normal,” said Superintendent David Gordon in a statement.

The agreement includes an ongoing 4% salary increase for SCTA staff. A major sticking point has been health care. Teachers were upset the district was ending its 100% coverage of the Health Net plan. The district said it will fully pay health coverage through Kaiser and another alternative plan, which is currently still Health Net.

SEIU staff will also receive an ongoing 4% salary increase, the district said. You can read the full agreement here.

| FACT CHECK BELOW | Sacramento City Unified teachers aren’t the highest paid, but health benefits top the list

In the eight days that students could not go to class, they were prepared some instructional packets by teachers so that they won’t fall as far behind if they had no classwork at all. But the strike also forced thousands of parents to scramble in making arrangements for their children, either through daycares or going to work with them.

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