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Dec 2018

VPS and VAESP tentatively agree on a new contract

December 21st, 2018|Categories: Contract negotiations|

Today after a full day of state-supported mediation, Vancouver Public Schools and Vancouver Association of Educational Support Professionals reached a tentative agreement on a new contract for secretaries, clerks and paraprofessionals. Details of the settlement [...]

Dec 2018

Dec. 6 negotiations update

December 6th, 2018|Categories: Contract negotiations|

Dear VPS families, To keep you informed during contract negotiations with the Vancouver Association of Educational Support Professionals, I am writing to let you know that the VPS and VAESP bargaining teams worked all day [...]

Nov 2018

Nov. 26 negotiations update

November 26th, 2018|Categories: Contract negotiations|

Dear VPS Families: As we prepare to continue contract negotiations with the Vancouver Association of Educational Support Professionals with the assistance of a state mediator, I want to provide you with a brief update on [...]

Oct 2018

Oct. 30 negotiations update

October 30th, 2018|Categories: Contract negotiations|

Dear VPS families: Vancouver Public Schools has decided to request mediation support from the state to help us reach agreement on a new contract with the Vancouver Association of Educational Support Professionals, the union that [...]

Oct 2018

Oct. 26 negotiations update

October 26th, 2018|Categories: Contract negotiations|

Dear VPS families: As we shared in a letter to you earlier this week, contract negotiations with the Vancouver Association of Educational Support Professionals (non-teaching staff union) are a difficult challenge this year due to [...]

Aug 2018

VPS update, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018

August 28th, 2018|Categories: Contract negotiations|

The following statements by the Vancouver Public Schools board president and superintendent were made at a special meeting of the board of directors on Tuesday, August 28. From School Board President Rosemary Fryer The board [...]

Aug 2018

VPS/VEA negotiations update, Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018

August 23rd, 2018|Categories: Contract negotiations|

Remaining items to be bargained include salary, professional development, planning time and class size. Bargaining teams are scheduled to meet Aug. 24 and 27. Additionally, VPS requested that VEA bargain over the weekend on Aug. 25 and 26 if a settlement is not reached by the end of the day tomorrow.

Aug 2018

Message to VPS families, Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018

August 23rd, 2018|Categories: Contract negotiations|

While we anticipate as of today that all schools will open on schedule, it’s important for families to be prepared for the possibility of a work stoppage/strike. Please see the “What you need to know” information in this post.

Aug 2018

Letter to families

August 17th, 2018|Categories: Contract negotiations|

The general membership of Vancouver Education Association released a ballot to its members yesterday that considers the possibility of an illegal strike, or work stoppage.