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The great bargaining team of our union was able to reach an agreement with the district for reopening to begin next month.

You can see the entire agreement here.

Here’s a brief excerpt from the announcement:

This morning (Saturday) at 1 a.m. our bargaining team (with 80 educators still in attendance) reached an agreement with the District to safely reopen schools to in-person instruction beginning on April 8 (Pre-K through 3 and all K-6 Special Day Classes), April 15 (all 4-6 grade students) and April 22 (7-12 grade students).

We’ll be using the concurrent/hybrid instructional model which should be quite a ride (see A BEGINNING LIST OF THE BEST RESOURCES TO SUPPORT CONCURRENT/HYBRID TEACHING).

I’m not expecting many of our high school students to attend in-person – our zip code has been one of the hardest hit, if not the hardest hit, in the region for COVID 19 infections.   Based on preliminary survey results, I would bet we’ll be lucky to start-off with thirty percent of students coming to the school, and that number going down once they see what concurrent teaching really looks like.  But, of course, I and all my colleagues will do our best to make the whole situation work for students and their families.

Good luck to us all!

Addendum: It’s official: Sacramento City Unified and teachers union finalize school reopening plan is from The Sacramento Bee.