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Bargaining Update

Insurance

There have been changes to both plans and prices for medical insurance; dental and vision have not changed significantly. Carriers will be at convocation in the fall. Read the information below and visit the Moda website for more information, you can also call them directly at 1-888-469-6322. Registration will be online in August/September and everyone will have to sign up.

Moda (OEBB) Plans for 2014-15

Insurance Cost Calculator for 2014-15

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Notes from Bargaining

8/22/14

9am - the two teams have come together

The District brought a package proposal that includes all remaining articles.

Article 1 Recognition

Current Contract

Article 4 Rights of Members

Dropped grading policy submission to the administrator language but kept all others.

Article 14 Paid Leaves

Adds that 1 (one) unused personal leave day can be carried over into the next year for up to 3 (three) days used. Keeps previous proposed language and changes.

Article 17 Management Rights

Matches GBEA proposal from 6/20

Article 18 Safe Working Conditions

Same as previous proposal

Article 19 Required Workshops

New language written but no real change to the intent from previous proposal

Article 23 Work Year

Same as initial proposal

Article 24 Hours and Workload

The District has moved off of most of its previous positions and gone to current contract. They are maintaining a few proposed changes such as having full time Kindergarten teachers who are assigned two classes receiving double the amount of elementary days for conferences and eliminating ES prep for late start Wednesdays.

Article 25 Salary

The District has moved off of its previous position that steps would be delayed, all members would receive steps at their regular times as per the contract. The District has increased its financial language and proposed that the three year contract have the following salary increases, 1%, 1.5% and 2%.

Article 29 Insurance

The District has maintained their initial proposal with this article. They want to keep the current cap of $1,110 and have a committee explore other options for the 15-16, and 16-17 school years.

Article 31 Extra-Duty Compensation

Matches GBEA proposal from 6/20 EXCEPT they are still intending to eliminate Department Chair prep periods starting in 2015-16

Article 33 Miscellaneous Provisions

Matches GBEA proposal from 6/20

Article 34 Term of Agreement

Same as prior proposal

Appendix C Summary of Work Year

Current Contract

Appendix E MOU regarding Student Discipline and Safety Study Committee

Same as prior proposal

10:45am

Teams took a break so GBEA could review GBSD package proposal

2pm

Teams came back together. The GBEA gave the District a response package proposal covering all remaining articles in bargaining. Highlights are below.

Article 14 Paid Leaves

Adds that 1 (one) unused personal leave day can be carried over into the next year for up to 3 (three) days used. Personal leave can be used before/after vacations if a substitute is pre-arranged.

Article 24 Hours and Workload

Early release Wednesdays will be split 50-50 for all grade levels.
Kindergarten members assigned two half-day sections will receive double the amount of elementary prep days for conferencing purposes.
All grade levels have 375-minutes of member directed uninterruptible prep time.
Blocks of 20-minutes or less do not count toward prep.
Establishes a HS snow day schedule with periods no less than 32 minutes.
Increase in case manager time, four (4) hours or one period per week and 9 days of paid release.
Daily student contact time shall not exceed 300-minutes at all grade levels.
A summary of the discussed issues and recommendations from the class size committee along with any decisions by the superintendent will be sent to all staff.

Article 25 Salary

Pay increases of 1%, 2% and 3% for the life of the contract.

Article 29 Insurance

Will increase by 4.5% in each year of the contract (approx. $50). This represents a movement by the GBEA who had previously proposed an increase of the average plan increases, currently about 8-9%.
Establishes an exploratory insurance committee to look at alternative to the insurance models currently in place.

Article 31 Extra-Duty Compensation

Matches District proposal from EXCEPT we are maintaining the Department Chair prep periods at HS.

4pm

Meeting concluded, the next bargaining session is September 8 at CAL

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Summary of ALL Articles from Bargaining

The next Bargaining session is on September 8 at CAL from 4pm - 8pm. We will post summaries and important information throughout the day. It is an open session and all members are encouraged to attend.

The Word 6-20-14

Summary of Bargaining Session from 6-20-14

The district's latest negotiations update sent 6-13-14 is a cleverly disguised tactic to make you believe that their financial proposal is generous and that you should accept it without question. Read the GBEA Mythbuster and get a more accurate understanding of the district's current financial proposal.

The Word 6-09-14

Summary of Bargaining Session from 6-09-14

The Word 6-03-14

Summary of Bargaining Session from 6-03-14

The Word 5-05-14

Summary of Bargaining Session from 5-05-14

The Word 5-01-14

Summary of Bargaining Session from 5-01-14

The Word 4-22-14

Summary of Bargaining Session from 4-22-14

The Word 4-16-14

Summary of Bargaining Session from 4-08-14

Upcoming Events

Fall Advocacy Conference on Oct. 3rd and 4th


“The Schools Oregon Students Deserve” Event at Pioneer Square on Oct. 19th

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Organization Assessment Results 2014 - download

TELL Survey Results are now public and can be found here - www.telloregon.org

All Gresham-Barlow Schools data is listed below if you want to find it more quickly

Tell Survey Data Results

District - summary report - detailed report

Center for Advanced Learning - summary report - detailed report

Clear Creek Middle - summary report - detailed report

Damascus Middle - summary report - detailed report

Deep Creek Elementary - summary report - detailed report

Dexter McCarty Middle - summary report - detailed report

East Gresham Grade - summary report - detailed report

East Orient Elementary - summary report - detailed report

Gordon Russell Middle - summary report - detailed report

Gresham Arthur Academy - summary report - detailed report

Gresham High - summary report - detailed report

Hall Elementary - summary report - detailed report

Highland Elementary - summary report - detailed report

Hogan Cedars Elementary - summary report - detailed report

Hollydale Elementary - summary report - detailed report

Kelly Creek Elementary - summary report - detailed report

Lewis and Clark Montessori Charter - summary report - detailed report

Metro East Web Academy - summary report - detailed report

North Gresham Grade - summary report - detailed report

Powell Valley Elementary - summary report - detailed report

Sam Barlow High - summary report - detailed report

Springwater Trail High - summary report - detailed report

West Gresham Grade - summary report - detailed report

West Orient Middle - summary report - detailed report

Evaluation___________________________________________________

Download the New Teacher Evaluation Handbook created by the District and the Association

Download the New Teacher Evaluation Standards that have been put out by the State of Oregon

Overall a teachers will be evaluated on professional practice, professional responsibilities, and student performance. Student performance must be a "significant" part of teacher evaluation

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Oregon Education By The Numbers

3rd largest class sizes in the nation
7% less than National average for per-pupil spending
#47 in the nation for spending on higher education

OEA Class Size Initiative is now happening. What's your number?

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Class Sizes in the Gresham-Barlow School District

  Teachers (FTEs)  Enrollment  Students per teacher  District ratio  Metro ratio 
Elementary
Deep Creek
9.8
249
25.3
22.9
20.6
East Gresham
22
451
20.5
22.9
20.6
East Orient
16
425
26.6
22.9
20.6
Hall
22.2
495
22.3
22.9
20.6
Highland
22.5
481
21.4
22.9
20.6
Hogan Cedars
23.8
582
24.5
22.9
20.6
Hollydale
18.4
432
23.5
22.9
20.6
Kelly Creek
24
551
23
22.9
20.6
North Gresham
24.1
540
22.4
22.9
20.6
Powell Valley
19.5
461
23.6
22.9
20.6
West Gresham
13.6
300
22.1
22.9
20.6
Gresham Arthur Academy
7
168
24
22.9
20.6
Lewis & Clark Montessori School
9.2
218
23.7
22.9
20.6
Teachers (FTEs)  Enrollment  Students per teacher  District ratio  Metro ratio 
Middle School
Clear Creek
30.3
655
21.6
22.1
22.1
Damascus
8.8
177
20
22.1
22.1
Dexter McCarty
27.2
611
22.5
22.1
22.1
Gordon Russell

34.2

781
22.9
22.1
22.1
West Orient
19.2
412
21.5
22.1
22.1
Teachers (FTEs)  Enrollment  Students per teacher  District ratio  Metro ratio 
High School
Gresham High
65
1749
26.9
25.9
23.3
Sam Barlow High
65
1714
26.4
25.9
23.3
Springwater Trail High School
9.3
166
17.8
25.9
23.3
Gresham-Barlow Web Academy
9.8
358
36.7
23.3
21.4

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Problems with iVisions. Every GBEA member needs to double check their leave accumulations in iVisions. Instructions will help you get into the system and find what iVisions says your leave accumulation is currently at, however you need to compare this to your past pay stubs from the district in order to determine if all of your leave has been added up correctly and is in the iVisions program. MULTIPLE MEMBERS HAVE ALREADY REPORTED PROBLEMS WITH THEIR LEAVE ACCUMULATIONS!! Some dating back to September of 2011. Please take a few minutes and review your leave, it could affect your retirement!

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The state has begun adopting Common Core curriculum and materials, they even have some resources for teachers if you follow the link to their web site

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Wear Red for Public Ed

Tuesday's are “Wear Red for Public Ed” days where everybody across America is asked to wear something red to show support for our nation’s public education system.

The idea originated in January of 2011 with teachers, parents and students in Florida who were upset with some of the current reforms in public education.

While wearing red on Tuesday won't solve any of the real problems facing public education, it will show that there are plenty of us out there who support public education, have an opinion about public education, and want our voices to be heard regarding public education.  Hopefully this will be the first step in the long overdue process of letting those who are actually involved first-hand in America's public education system--administrators, educators, parents, and students--have a say in what happens to it.

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Crisis Information from the NEA

School Crisis Guide, Teacher Tools, and Parent Tools____________________________________________________________