Vallejo educators to rally for more pay, student success

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  • Source: EdSource
  • 03/08/2024
Members of the Vallejo teachers union will be rallying and addressing board members at Thursday night’s regular meeting to push the district to better serve students and increase pay.

After five months of negotiations, the Vallejo Education Association (VEA) and the Vallejo City Unified School District (VCUSD) declared an impasse at the end of February and have a state-appointed mediator, according to the California Teachers Association (CTA). The first mediation will be next week.

“VCUSD management refuses to invest in students by prioritizing educators in their budget, despite record school funding increases” during the 2022-23 and 2023-24 school years, CTA officials said. “While the district is experiencing declining student enrollment, management has budgeted more in services, operating expenses, materials, supplies and consultants, but almost no additional investment in educators.”

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