NEWS & EVENTS
RATIFIED - ’21-’22 In-person Return Tentative Agreement
Posted July 12, 2021
The attached Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on returning to full in-person instruction has been ratified by an overwhelming 89.5%! Thank you to the several hundred members who voted!
The percentage sends several messages:
Members recognize and appreciate the dedication and perseverance of our negotiating team to advance the priorities of our membership (safety, accountability, reduced class sizes, and fair pay) and reject District proposals that failed to meaningfully support our members and the students we serve.
Despite these steps to support the wellbeing of members and students, the District needs to do much better to support students, reduce class sizes, and provide the best possible conditions for teaching and learning.
While this is a strong agreement that provides for a safe and successful return to in-person instruction, it depends on the District being accountable and transparent in its execution. It is up to all of us to share responsibility for enforcing the terms of our agreement, and HEA will hold the District accountable whenever necessary.
Next Steps for the MOU
The District will start implementing the commitments made with respect to convening committees, setting up classrooms, providing PD, etc.
SBDM teams will meet to decide upon site maps, placement of hand sanitation stations, lunch schedules, and other site safety measures.
Members will start to return to sites to set up classrooms both for teaching and health related precautions. Our nurses will share information (in recordings) regarding safe practices at school, and the District will provide the most current guidance from public health agencies.
It will be a year of constant communications between FRA members and leadership to hold the District accountable for agreements made!
Next Steps for Bargaining
This Fall, we will be negotiating compensation and class size for the 2021-2022 school year, and preparing to negotiate a successor contract when our current one expires on June 30, 2022.
More than ever, we will need to protect, maintain and increase our voice. We have seen that we are fighting an administration that, unless we are strong in our advocacy level, will do little to nothing to make improvements for us. We need to hold the District accountable for creating the most supportive environment for teaching and learning!
Congratulations HEA Board of Directors Election Winners!
Posted May 20, 2021
With 350+ HEA members voting, congratulations to our HEA Board of Directors Election Winners:
2021-2022 and 2022-2023 Term
Secondary Director: Chantaine Fauntleroy
Elementary Director: Lance James
Elementary Director: Kim Steffen
2021-2022 to 2023-2024 Term
State Council Representative: Elvia Gauzin
State Council Representative: Charles Jones
Voting has Begun - HEA Board of Directors Election
Posted April 21, 2021
HEA Board Member Elections
Posted March 22, 2021
Open positions are:
One Secondary Director (two-year term)
Two Elementary Directors (two-year term)
Two State Council Representatives (three-year term)
Three State Council Alternates (three-year term)
Please note the deadlines on the enclosed documents. Late submissions will not be accepted. No exceptions can be made. Thank you for all your hard work!
2021 NEA Representative Assembly Delegates
Posted March 12, 2021
HEA’s National Education Association (NEA) Delegate Election is over. We had eight(8) positions and three(3) nominees. As positions are awarded by a plurality vote, when there are fewer nominees than positions unchallenged seats are awarded to the nominees without requiring a ballot.
Thank you for stepping up, and congratulations to our 2021 NEA/RA Delegates: Chantaine Fauntleroy, Elvia Gauzin, and Charles Jones!
Agreement Reached Regarding Small Cohorts - Engagement
Posted March 5, 2021
An agreement (a Memorandum of Understanding) was reached regarding the “after school” supplemental program offered by the District at Southgate and Fairview. This program is an after school, in-person program, in order to provide support to state-identified, targeted populations (McKenny Vento, Foster youth, English-Learners (ELs), and Special Education students). Please note that this program is solely support, no instructional piece is included in these programs at these sites, simply support. That said, after many hours of negotiating, we reached agreement on the impact upon our members at the sites; namely the nurses and those folks who go to campus to teach virtually. We have attached the language. In essence, there is language that ensures the small cohorts are to have separate areas on campuses - entrances, exits, bathrooms, play areas, office, copy machines, etc. There is also an isolation tent if symptoms are found - nurses will provide input for maps and PPE equipment placement/use and PD on screening, among other topics. Teachers’ classrooms will not be used, and there will not be any interference/disruption to the synchronous instruction. This program is for classified folks to help students with asynchronous work, and students’ social wellbeing (e.g. play, crafts, and lunch).
High School Youth Sports MOU
Posted March 5, 2021
An agreement was reached on High School Youth Sports Activities/Training following the youth sports guidelines set forth by CIF/NCS, CDPH and, ACDH. Additionally, the agreement was reached upon the impact on coaching staff, Athletic Directors, and Nurses. The language ensures that PPE equipment will be provided along with the training needed on COVID protocols and screenings. There will be an isolation tent and multiple hand washing stations provided along with entry/exit pathway maps. Meetings were held with student athletes, parents, and staff, reviewing the protocols that have been put in place. Practices and training started Wednesday. Thanks to the bargaining team: Kristy Prasad (Athletic Director - Hayward High School), Jilla Azad (Nurse at Tennyson High School), Mary Walsh (Vice President of HEA), and Mercedes Faraj (President of HEA).