Coronado Teachers Reach Out to Parents as Bargaining Tensions Mount
Frustrated Association of Coronado Teachers (ACT) members took to the streets to communicate to parents about the next step in bringing attention to the lack of a settlement with the Coronado Unified School District. ACT Members will begin a policy to work only during contracted hours to demonstrate their extensive workload and their desire for a fair contract offer with the district after 9 months of delay.
Local president, Jennifer Landry, explained student success is at the heart of their strategy; “As professional educators, the members of ACT are deeply committed to the success of every student. Students are the center of everything we do and we want to ensure that every student has a caring, qualified, committed educator.”
Teachers have picketed in the median, rallied at school board meetings, posted about their situation on social media, worn “Why” and “Respect” buttons as conversation starters with parents, displayed signs in their vehicles and yet little movement has taken place at the table.
However, Coronado teachers are resolved to bring the matter to a conclusion. Ryan Keller said, “We know that our position will benefit students; they’re at the center of everything we do.”