From Amanda Rayls on Thursday February 10, 2022:
Today your DTA Negotiations Team met with the DJUSD Team. The session opened with a budget presentation by the District. DJUSD then presented their first proposal, addressing salary and benefits (see attached document below). Your DTA Negotiations Team spent the remainder of the day reviewing the District’s proposal and strategizing our counter proposal based on member feedback.
Your DTA negotiating team met yesterday with the DJUSD negotiating team to discuss steps necessary to ensure a safe and effective start to the upcoming distance learning term.
We had a very productive meeting in which we exchanged proposals with the district regarding paid professional development time, leave for COVID-19, expedited handling of health and safety concerns, evaluations, and working conditions for teachers. DTA exchanged four proposals with the district, and the District Negotiation Team shared four proposals with us.
You can read our proposals here:
We would like to emphasize the fact that these proposals act as a starting point with the district, to share our interests and surface concerns. We will continue negotiating until we have reached agreement on these interests.
Frank Thomsen, Negotiation Chair/Holmes Junior High School
Elizabeth Allen, Davis Senior High School
Brian Bennett, Birch Lane Elementary
Amanda Rayls, Willett Elementary
Dianna Stommel, Davis Senior High School
Blair Howard, King High School