May 28, 2013 > Teachers and District reach tentative agreement
Teachers and District reach tentative agreement
Submitted By FUDTA and FUSD
On Wednesday, May 15 at 6:45 p.m. the Fremont Unified School District (FUSD) and Fremont Unified District Teachers Association (FUDTA) signed a tentative agreement for a new three-year contract. FUSD and FUDTA began negotiating in March 2012 and have been at impasse since March 2013. The agreement includes a salary increase for Fremont teachers (the first since 2007), guaranteed secondary staffing averages, and other changes of mutual interest to the District and Association.
Members of the Association will hold a ratification vote May 22 - 29; the District Board of Education will ratify the agreement at its June 12 board meeting. The term of the agreement is from July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2015.
For the 2012-2013 school year, the agreement provides a 4 percent one-time off-schedule payment. For the 2013-2014 school year, the agreement provides a 1.5 percent salary increase (ongoing) guaranteed with a potential for an additional .5 percent salary increase (ongoing) contingent on additional funds coming to Fremont Unified for the 2013-2014 work year.
The District Board of Education has already taken action to begin reducing grades K-3 and 7-12 class size levels. Other modifications to the contract include, but not limited to the areas of school calendar, department chairs, fringe benefits, stipends, and transfers. If ratified, the contract will be closed until 2014-2015 with openers on compensation only.