Both Sides Of The CUSD Teachers Strike Report Some Progress

Both Sides Of The CUSD Teachers Strike Report Some Progress

Both sides of the Calaveras Unified School District teachers strike report some progress was made in negotiations over the weekend. CUSD and CUEA teams met for 10 hours Saturday. According to CUEA President Lorraine Angel, teachers believe some progress was made on salary issues and cost savings reductions were identified that could help reach agreement, but until a formal agreement is reached, the strike continues. While negotiators met, teachers, parents and community supporters spent the weekend walking neighborhoods and talking with residents to share information about the strike. In a press release early Sunday morning, Superintendent Mark Campbell indicated significant progress was made on Saturday and that both sides are working with the objective to get a settlement, and teachers back into the classroom, as soon as possible. Negotiations are scheduled to continue today. Meanwhile all CUSD Elementary School sites will be open today, the district reports, there will be sufficient staffing in place, using CUSD staff as well as substitute staff, and that they are working to re-open the districts middle school and high school’s as soon as possible. 

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