I hope this finds you well and you have scheduled some time for yourself this 3 day weekend.
After watching the LA County Board of Supervisors meeting I have been advised that our regulations for return to work have not changed. At this point, the county numbers have to meet the standard previously established for two weeks straight and then another two weeks of staying within that level. There was not a board meeting this week, so I don’t have much to share on our district. The meeting at the county level approved k-2 waivers but stopped short of our levels.
There was discussion today about the state level decision to permit cohorts on campus for a limited number of students – SPED, ELL, Homeless, and those identified with significant learning loss. It is my understanding that this is limited to 10% of the school’s population. I have asked about the protocols for allowing some type of return within these categories.
The recent email in regard to more Keenan training comes from a federal mandate. Teachers should be provided time to complete this during their school day.
Please keep your site reps informed of other issues that arise.
Mike Copenhaver and I continue to meet with district representatives to address these issues.
Thank you for everything you do.
Hi all, I have been busy with my grands, but wanted you to know your HDTA leadership and negotiation team are still active. If you want to see the comments by nearly 500 HDTA members on FaceBook, please join and answer the two questions to be approved for this private group. Here is the message from Mike:
“My name is Mike Copenhaver and I am the Lead Negotiator for HDTA’s Bargaining Team. I wanted to make a few comments that will hopefully shed light on some of the topics commented on in this group. First, I will say that due to the nature of my position I often refrain from commenting on posts here. My job is to negotiate the contract and our working conditions, work with the president of the Association and CTA Regional Leaders, attend all District Board meetings, and report to both the Executive Board and the Representative Council. Nonetheless, I wanted to share a few things because I understand that people are yearning for a clearer picture on what work is being done on their behalf. I will tell you that HDTA president John Minkus and I have been in constant communication. We have spoken 3 to 4 times daily for the past 8 weeks. Our topics include negotiations, district activity, current CTA recommendations, current CDC guidelines, the positions of our feeder districts, current legislation, and most importantly, the comments and concerns of HDTA members. Additionally. the Bargaining Team has met both as an individual group and with the District’s Team multiple times weekly over the course of May and early June. The Executive Board will have met 3 times over the last 6 days after today’s meeting. Since communications have been brought up, the Executive Board will be discussing multiple ways of improving how messages get out to members. So I hope I am conveying that people have been working hard to ensure that your voices are heard, and that our issues and concerns are voiced. Finally, I’ll close by telling you that I do read every post and comment in this group and take all that is posted into careful consideration when I am representing you. Stay well.