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Sacramento City Teachers Association File Complaint Against District

Sacramento City Teachers Association filing a complaint against the school district for not reaching an agreement with them about lost school days.

The Sacramento City Teachers Association has filed an official complaint against the school district over its latest bargaining proposal to make up for lost days from a strike earlier this year. The strike, held by SCTA and the Service Employees International Union 1021 chapter, resulted in eight days of instruction and district schooling schedules lost after failed negotiations between the unions and SCUSD. After coming to an agreement, both sides have been actively negotiating how to make up for lost time - last week, the school district proposed that the end of the year be pushed back from June 17 to June 24, and for certain days to have a ninth hour of instruction. The SCTA, which represents all teachers at Sacramento City Unified, said it is now holding off on signing due to a provision it believes is not legitimate.

"The clock is ticking," SCTA President David Fisher said in a release. "The district will lose millions of dollars in funds that could be used in Sac City's classrooms unless they act soon. The school board's failure to add back instructional days and avoid significant penalties is a clear breach of the board's fiduciary duty."

The teachers union said it has agreed to pushing the end of the school year back but alleges SCUSD has "rejected SCTA's multiple proposals to ensure that schools are appropriately staffed during those extended days." It also said the school district rejected SCTA's suggestion of a survey to parents to "gain a better understanding of how many students will be attending the make-up days."

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