2018-19 EP Negotiations

Dec 3
The EP Negotiating team was asked to join the TSP team for a detailed presentation by the District to both the TSP and EP teams of the District's proposed changes to the Insurance articles in the respective contracts (TSP Article 12 and EP Article 22.)

The effect of these proposed changes would be that District would continue providing employee coverage at no cost ONLY for employees on the Premier Choice plan. Those employees electing the Premier or Premier Plus plans would incur a monthly premium after the District paid a certain amount.

BTU rejected the District’s Insurance Proposal.
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The next regular session for EP Negotiations will be Thursday, December 13th at BTU beginning at 8:30 AM

Members are always welcome to attend sessions to view negotiations.

November 30
The District presented an update proposal for the MOU regarding Differentiated Accountability (DA) Schools. BTU offered a counter proposal that the District will review and discuss at the next session.

The District also offered final modifications to the effort to "cleanup" wording inconsistencies in the contract plus proposed changes to Article 18D (Personnel Files). BTU will review these proposals to be discussed at the next session.

Since the alloted time was running short, the District invited the EP team to attend a portion of the December 5th TSP Negotiations session beginning at 8:30 AM to listen to changes the District is proposing to Article 22 (Insurance)

The next regular session for EP Negotiations will be Thursday, December 13th at BTU beginning at 8:30 AM

Members are always welcome to attend sessions to view negotiations.

October 15

Education Professionals, Education Support Professionals, and Technical Support Professionals held a joint session with the District at Atlantic Technical Center.

Judith Marte, Chief Financial Officer for the District, presented an overview of the District Budget similar to the one she presented to the school board. Due to District enrollment being short of estimates, money has to be returned to the state, so finding money for raises is posing a challenge. However, she emphasized that the Superintendent and the School Board directed her to find money for raises for employees.

Next, Dildra Martin-Ogburn, the District's Director of Benefits and Employment Services, provided an overview of the Employee Health Insurance benefits and respective costs as they come out of the same pot of money as salaries. As part of the presentation, a comparison to Miami-Date and Palm Beach Schools Districts was shown.

The next meeting for Education Professionals will be 1:00-4:00 on November 30 at BTU.

Members are always welcome to attend sessions to view negotiations.

October 8
The district presented a “cleanup” version of the contract, which corrected capitalization errors, name changes (departments, committees, etc), and inconsistencies. In addition, the cleanup reduced the number of appendices from thirteen to six, with Appendices H, I, L, and M being added to the appropriate articles they were related to and Appendices G, J, and K being deleted due to obsolescence. None of these edits changed content or intent of the contract.

BTU then presented their recommendations for improvements to the MOU on the Differentiated Accountability (DA) Schools that the District previously presented.

The next session will be 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm on Monday, October 15th, 2018 at Atlantic Technical College in Coconut Creek. Members are welcome to attend.

September 14
Since the focus of this session was to negotiate the memorandum of understanding on differentiated accountability (DA) schools, members of the negotiations teams called and attempted to visit six DA schools to gather feedback on proposals from the affected members regarding contractual language for pay, lessons plans, planning time, transfers and more.

The teams were denied access to most of the schools they attempted to visit in direct violation of Article 29 (Section J). As this demonstrated that the District was not negotiating in good faith with the union by preventing a meeting with our members, BTU ended the session quickly until a solution is reached.

The next sesssion will be October 8. Members are always welcome to attend sessions to view negotiations.

September 7
The District presented a revised version of the memorandum of understanding on differentiated accountability (DA) schools. There was much discussion about contractual language for pay, lessons plans, planning time, transfers and more. BTU requested changes that will be made and brought back to a future session

The next sesssion will be September 14. Members are always welcome to attend sessions to view negotiations.

July 23
The BTU Team reviewed proposed program and rules for differentiated accountability (DA) schools in an effort to negotiate a memorandum of understanding between BTU and SBBC. The MOU will contain contractual language for pay, lessons plans, planning time, transfers and more.

The next sesssion will be September 7. Members are always welcome to attend sessions to view negotiations.


July 19
Negotiations for the 2018-19 contract began with opening statements by BTU President Anna Fusco, ESP Vice President Bernie Kemp and TSP Vice President Matt Decker.

This first session included all three units to discuss common concerns. Following introductions of the three BTU Negotiating teams and the District’s team, the two sides exchanged proposed ground rules for this year’s session. After a caucus to separately discuss the respective proposals, agreement was reached.

Before adjourning, the next sessions for the EP unit were scheduled for July 23rd, September 7, and September 14. Members are welcome to attend sessions to view negotiations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EP Negotiations

Negotiations Schedule

July 19 @ 1:30 PM @ BTU

July 23 @ 8:30 AM
@ Professional Development (Davie)

September 7 @ BTU @10:00 AM

September 14 @ 1:00 PM
@ Professional Development (Davie)

October 8 @ 9:00 AM @ BTU

October 15 @ 2:00 PM
@ Atlantic Technical College


Nov 30 @ 8:30 AM @ BTU


Dec 13 @ 8:30 AM @ BTU




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