Welcome to the Labor Management and Negotiations page, where up-to-date information is made available to the CUHSD community about the current negotiations process between the District and our bargaining units.
The District is currently in contract negotiations with the Campbell High School Teachers Association (CHSTA) and will begin negotiations with both classified employee groups in the fall of 2018. Below you will find:
Frequently Asked Questions
Question: I have heard teachers are working without a contract; what does that mean?
Response: The most recent teacher contract was in effect from August 2016 to August 2018. Although the contract has passed its end-date, teachers still maintain the vast majority of rights and protections within the contract. The District honors the articles within the collective-bargaining agreement, including compensation and benefits.
The District and CHSTA have been bargaining since spring 2018 and have been discussing compensation since May. Through the interest-based bargaining (IBB) process, both groups develop interests and brainstorm options. The IBB process can often take longer than traditional bargaining.
Question: Have staff received raises in the past?
Response: Yes. Salary increases for teachers have been consistent with many surrounding districts over the past five years. Despite rising costs for health benefits and pension contributions, the District has provided a total of 20.5% in annual salary increases to teachers over the past five years, not including one-time payments.
Question: I have heard CUHSD teacher salaries are dead last. Is that true?
When comparing salaries alone, CUHSD ranks eighth out of eleven unified and high school districts in the county, based on the October comprehensive budget review conducted by School Services of California.
Salary, however, is only one component of the picture. Total compensation includes compensation and benefits. In the same report by School Services of California, CUHSD ranks second out eleven high school and unified districts when comparing average benefit contribution and moves to sixth out of eleven high school and unified districts when comparing total compensation.
Question: I always hear that school finances are in trouble, but then everything turns out fine. What is different now?
Response: Currently expenses, including state-mandated district contributions to retirement pensions, are outpacing revenue and are causing significant financial hardships for districts. See the figure below which demonstrates that the pension contributions will have doubled over seven years.
Question: If the district has $20 million in reserves, why can't the district provide higher raises?
Response: While CUHSD has an ending fund balance of close to $20 million at the close of the 2017-2018 budget, $4 million is restricted. Of the remaining balance, approximately $6 million is required to be held in reserve by board policy, $5 million prevents the layoff of staff in the event the parcel tax is not renewed, and the remaining balance will be depleted in coming years as expenses increase.
Furthermore, the fund balance as a percent of expenditures has decreased by over one third since
Dr. Bravo's Audio Presentation on the Budget