Today REA reached agreement with RSD on end of year check out processes. Basically the process is the same as in previous years but all wall and ceiling items must come down. The district is adding a second work day for clean out. Boxes, tape, and other supplies will be provided. Bookshelves may stay put. Principals will receive updated guidance today.
Today RSD and REA came to a tentative agreement on utilizing work share furlough days to mitigate the impact of budget deficits for the coming school year. This agreement must be ratified by a vote of REA members and is conditional on the Reynolds Administrative Association making a similar agreement. Following is the text of the tentative agreement:
Your Bargain Team met with RSD today to discuss possible furlough days. Your team shared the following Memorandum of Understanding which the district received and discussesd.
Workweek Reduction for Remainder of 2020-2021 School Year
Memorandum of Understanding:
In response to the public health emergency and economic challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, and because of the availability of state and federal resources that are available to employers and employees, Reynolds School District 7 and Reynolds Education Association agree to the following:
Negotiations will resume on Friday, 5/22, in closed session at 1:00.
Your Bargain Team
Bargaining between RSD and REA will resume on Thursday, 5/21/20, with an initial closed session. On May 20th the State of Oregon will release the latest economic forecast which should help both teams in discussions about negotiating a one year agreement focused primarily on financial concerns.