The Pleasanton Unified school board is set to hold a public hearing and consider approving a collective bargaining agreement with the Association of Pleasanton Teachers on Tuesday night.
The agreement would apply to the 2018-19 fiscal year. A large component of the contract is a 2.5% increase to the 2018-19 salary schedule, retroactive to July 1.
If approved per the staff recommendation, the settlement is projected to cost the district $2,163,073 for the year.
The proposed agreement also provides an annual stipend of $1,250 for speech language pathologists, behavior specialists, nurses and social workers. Additionally, the contract revises the language regarding leaves of absence in order to be in compliance with the California Rights Act, specifically amending items relating to child bonding leave and as to how employees accrue hours of service.
The agreement also includes instructional calendars for the 2018-19 and 2019-20 school years, along with start and end dates for the 2021-22 year.
The regular meeting is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. in the district office board room, 4665 Bernal Ave.
In other business
* The board will receive a report on updated instructional materials for Advanced Placement History-Social Sciences classes, specifically AP US History, AP Macroeconomics, AP Human Geography and AP Psychology.
This comes eight years after the College Board redesigned the courses and exams for these classes, and publishers have created updated instructional materials to match the redesign.
* Trustees will discuss the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) local indicators, used to measure status and growth for California schools and districts.
* Board members will receive a report on, discuss and consider awarding an energy services contract for the design and installation of the district's Prop 39 funded energy project, the HVAC replacement at Pleasanton Middle School.
If approved, the contract would go to Indoor Environmental Services (IES), costing $30,000 from Prop 39 funds.
* The board will consider approving a contract with American Logistics Company (ALC) for special education transportation, for an amount not to exceed $150,000.
* The board will consider approving the updated PUSD governance handbook.
* Trustees will discuss potential nominees for the California School Board Association's Delegate Assembly.
* The board will honor students recognized by their teachers for demonstrating the character trait of "compassion."
* During closed session before the open meeting, the board will confer on ongoing negotiations with the district's bargaining units, and discuss some undisclosed personnel actions along with some anticipated litigation.