Negotiations Updates 2021

Negotiations Update

June 8, 2021

Contract Settlement with Teachers Association Reached

We are pleased to announce that the Rincon Valley Union School District and the Rincon Valley Union Teachers Association have reached a contract agreement for the 2021-22 and 2022-23 school years. The agreement includes a 4% salary increase in 2021-22 school year and a 4% increase in the 2022-23 school year. Additional health benefits have been added in the 2022-23 school year and a one time payment of $1,500 for each certificated staff member to paid out on July 9, 2021.

Classified staff will also receive the same increases to salary and benefits over the next two years.

The RVUSD Board of Trustees is grateful for all of the amazing work of all of our employees!

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GOVERNING BOARD BARGAINING PRINCIPLES
As in all of the Rincon Valley Union School District’s concerns, students must come first. The following Bargaining Principles for the 20-21 school year will guide decision-making in the collective bargaining process with all employee groups. District proposals and responses to proposals made by employee groups will be evaluated for consistency with these Bargaining Principles and the goals of the District and Governing Board. The Principles will be revisited each year according to district goals and the Local Control Accountability Plan.

The District is committed to its employees and building positive employer- employee relationships based on mutual respect and the values of honesty, integrity, and fairness.

The District will:

  • Negotiate labor contracts that preserve and improve service to the community’s children.

  • Negotiate labor contracts promoting instructional equity, opportunity, and innovation in response to the immediate and long-term interests of all students.

  • Engage in principled decision making that aligns goals, commitments, and values with intentions and actions.

  • Be good stewards of the public’s resources by adhering to sound fiscal practices and negotiating collective bargaining agreements that balance the needs of all students with the interests of all employees.

  • Negotiate a labor contract that balances the employee’s realistic proposals for salaries and fringe benefits with the district’s ability to pay-realizing the school funding crisis in California.

  • Engage in constructive communication by openly sharing information and providing accurate data to all employee groups and the community.