Members of the San Ramon Valley Education Association voted to authorize SRVEA leaders to call for a strike in the event a contract settlement that guarantees the best for students is not reached with the San Ramon Valley Unified School District (SRVUSD). SRVEA President Ann Katzburg announced the 98.2% “yes” vote via Facebook Live.
“This 98.2% ‘yes’ vote demonstrates SRVEA’s resolve and solidarity in achieving what is best for our students: the best supports, the best class sizes and the best educators,” said Katzburg, adding that SRVEA teachers are laser focused on securing contact language that provides the best learning conditions for students. “Our proposals provide the best ways to determine class size, to provide more nurses, counselors and schools psychologists, and to attract and retain the best teachers for our students.”
The strike authorization voting by the 1690 SRVEA members ended February 7. The two sides are currently in mediation and if an agreement can’t be reached they will go into the fact-finding process.
Katzburg invited the parents and the public to attend community town hall meetings on February 26 at Dougherty Valley High School and March 12 at the San Ramon Valley High School. Both meetings will start at 7 p.m. The union also created a video to explain what’s happening in negotiations.