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Adam’s Update (11.13.19)

Colleagues, As you already know, Superintendent Dade announced yesterday his recommendations for closing the District’s budget gap. Contrary to what was promised, the plan certainly does not make the cuts “as far away from the classrooms and students." The Board of Education has yet to vote on it. And while we are yet to learn certain details and specifics, here are some initial responses from your union: - Health Benefits The District cannot unilaterally diminish health benefits for RTA members. This would have to be first negotiated with us. We have always considered health benefits to be a matter of human rights and continue to do so. - Professional Development Incentive (PDI) This, too, would have to be negotiated with your union. Unless and until the District announces an “end date,” you will receive full PDI credit for the qualified professional development. If and when the District does announce such an end date, we will challenge it and immediately file a Class...

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