The Campbell Union High School District Board of Trustees approved tentative agreements between the Campbell High School Teacher’s Association (CHSTA) and CUHSD for a three-year contract during the June 13 Board meeting.
The new agreements address important topics including increased activities stipends, improved teacher salary while maintaining current health and welfare benefits and also clarifying class sizes for special education classes.
CUHSD Budget Challenges
Budget Challenges: Preparing for the Future
To prepare for the high likelihood of an economic downturn in the near future, the District should be fiscally conservative. With economists predicting a strong likelihood of an upcoming recession and lawmakers consistently not providing adequate funding supports to education, maintaining the fiscal integrity of the District is a top priority to avoid salary reductions, layoffs and significant cuts to important student programs. The District must ensure any salary increases can be supported with ongoing revenues to protect vital programs for our students.
We are already facing budgetary obstacles, including increasing student enrollment. As a community-supported district, the majority of our funding comes from local property taxes and not from average daily attendance. As enrollment increases, the District does not receive additional funding to compensate for the additional staff and supplies new students require.
Furthermore, the District’s savings (“ending fund balance”) are the lowest since before the great recession and has decreased by more than one third since 2012-2013.
The District wants to provide a salary increase that maintains competitive compensation for all employees in our current high-cost region while maintaining fiscal responsibility.
2019 CUHSD Archived Bargaining Updates
Frequently Asked Questions about Teacher Negotiations