Oof, I forgot to include a specific congratulations to @ShanaJust , one of our school's representatives on the bargaining team who has worked tirelessly for students, their families and us teachers! https://t.co/UDc6anfg8d
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) March 20, 2021
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.