Due to the delayed first day of school, changes are in effect for the 2018-19 school year calendar.
The new contract with VEA includes 31 early release days for the school year.
Vancouver Public Schools and Vancouver Education Association today reached a tentative agreement on a new contract for teachers, counselors and other education professionals in the district. Schools are expected to open on Wednesday, Sept. 5., [...]
Key points: VEA members would receive a total compensation increase of 13.6 percent from 2017-18 to 2018-19. Over three years, VEA members would receive a total compensation increase of 18.1 percent. VPS would need to [...]
Family-community resource coordinators will host food pantries and provide resources to families at five locations on Aug. 31.
In VPS’ most recent publicly announced proposal, every single net new discretionary McCleary dollar, and more, would be invested into teacher compensation.
Vancouver Public Schools and Vancouver Education Association will be negotiating tomorrow, August 30.
Vancouver Education Association informed Vancouver Public Schools of VEA’s decision to conduct a strike/work stoppage tomorrow, Aug. 29, on the first scheduled day of school.
Bargaining teams for Vancouver Public Schools and Vancouver Education Association met again on Monday, Aug. 27, 2018. Today, VPS and VEA worked with a state mediator for 13 hours to try to reach an agreement on [...]
VPS and VEA worked with a state mediator for 14 hours to try to reach agreement on the remaining items to be bargained.
VPS and VEA jointly submitted a request for state mediation support in reaching an agreement on the remaining items to be bargained.
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.
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.
Progress was made on the remaining items to be bargained, including salary, professional development, planning time and class size.
Bargaining teams for VPS and VEA met on Tuesday, August 21, 2018. Both teams presented new salary proposals. VEA's proposal Extra work days Starting total salary Top total salary VEA 2018-19 $51,750 $97,200 [...]
Bargaining teams for the district and VEA met on Friday, Aug. 17, 2018. Both teams presented new salary proposals. The negotiations website has been updated to reflect these new proposals. Bargaining teams are scheduled to [...]
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.