YCTA - The District has proposed calendar options and YCTA will negotiate

posted Nov 16, 2011, 8:17 AM by Yuba City Teachers Association   [ updated Apr 22, 2013, 6:26 PM ]

Hello YCTA Members,

YCTA has the right to negotiate our work-year and in order to do so we need your input.  Read to the blue at the end to see HOW we will gather your input.

The District has proposed two calendars (attached).  However, we are not limited by their starting proposals. 
We may propose alternatives, such as the insertion of professional development days within the school year to allow for collaboration and training as needed. 

We are happy to report that the District's proposal includes a full-week at Thanksgiving.  When we have surveyed our membership in the past this was by far the most overwhelming preference.  In addition, the District's proposal includes a mid-week start.  We believe this to be good for both students and staff as it eases both back into the routine of school days after a long summer break.

The only difference between the two proposals from the District is the length of the winter break and its impact on second semester.  One of the proposed calendar's includes only two weeks at winter break and a full week in February and a four day weekend at Memorial Day in May.

We will need your feedback to negotiate our work-year.  We have planned to ask your Site Reps to bring back a survey to you after the Rep Council meeting this Monday (11/21).  Please be prepared to share your interests and preferences for the calendar with your Site Rep.

In addition, we expect that the Calendar Committee will meet as per the Contract to prepare a recommended calendar to be presented to the District and YCTA by January 1. 

If you are interested in serving on the Calendar Committee, please notify me.  (While I do have reps from a variety of sites, I am more than willing to consider anyone interested in serving.)



37.1     A Calendar Committee shall be established to develop the staff workday calendar.


37.2     The Committee shall be comprised of six (6) members appointed by the Association and six (6) members appointed by the District.  Membership should include representatives from Year Round Schools.  The District will also request that the Classified Association appoint six (6) members.


37.3     The Calendar Committee shall submit proposed calendars to the District and the YCTA bargaining team by January 1, for approval.



Dina Luetgens

YCTA President
Yuba City Teachers Association,
Nov 16, 2011, 8:17 AM
Yuba City Teachers Association,
Nov 16, 2011, 8:17 AM