Oct 13

CFT/AFT Endorsement for the November election

The following list of candidates have been endorsed by the CFT and AFT for the November election.  Endorsed Candidates


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Sep 24

“Can’t Go Back” Yes on Prop. 55 Ad

Please watch the following video.


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Sep 24

Teledoc: Save time and money!

Please take a few moments to read the attachment.
is a service that has helped the Trust save money this year, and we need to increase participation and enrollment.
This is ONE step to address our rising health care costs.
Please enroll today!



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Aug 30

Salary Schedules/ Salary Settlement Information

Good afternoon all.


Attached are two documents:

1. the new salary schedules: certificated, 6th period stipends, ROP, Adult School, and then stipends

2. the 2015-16 Salary Formula settlement


On August 4th, 2016, the District and SVFT settled the salary calculation for the retroactive payment for 2015-16 and on-going. The 6.5% increase brings the total raises over the past 6 years to over 20%. Your checks, issued Wednesday, will reflect this increase.


The following is a list of the factors that the District and SVFT must consider on-going:


-STRS increasing obligation for the District (12.58% 2016-17, 14.43% 2017-18, 16.28%, 18.13%, 19.1%… on-going)

– Teacher Shortage

– Governor’s Projected Budget

– Inability to retain teachers

– Status of Prop 55 (previously Prop 30)

– Increasing enrollment


The 2016-17 projected revenue increase is $1.1 million. this equates to approximately a 1% change and will allow the District to troubleshoot these factors, and the impact on their finances. You will notice that there will be no increase in 2016-17, to address the concerns above. In the next 22 months, the District should evaluate how to address the Salary Formula, either cooperatively with SVFT or on their own. 


If you have any questions, please attend your site meetings or contact me.


Thank you for all you do and have done to make this Union stronger.







In Unity-

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Aug 30

Tentative Agreement Election

Tentative Agreement Election

Please take a few minutes on Wednesday, before collaboration, to cast your vote and demonstrate Unity!

Absentee Voting:Tuesday, August 30th

(see the election clerk for information)

Election: Wednesday, August 31st

20 minutes before school, lunch, 20 minutes after school

Site Voting location Election Clerk
AHS Room 1011 Carolyn Cleaves
NSHS Room 12 Lance Hitchcock
SHS John Zeller’s Room/ Leslie’s office in the afternoon John Zeller/ Leslie Bowling
ESMS STAFF LOUNGE Daisy Zavala/ Sergio Lopez
HMS STAFF LOUNGE Kathleen Hudgens
SEC/ SAS/ CL A10 Sue Landesman/ Tom Lawson
ROP Kati will bring them

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Aug 20

$25,000 Insurance Policy

Important Union Membership Benefit
In your mailbox, in the next few days, you will find a memo with a pink card attached. This is one of your many benefits of Union Membership, a $25,000. Accidental Death and Dismemberment Policy.
We need to have updated cards on file, and all we need you to do is complete the pink card, place it in the attached envelope, and put it into the intra-district mail. Please try and complete these by the end of August.
Attached is an image of the card, so that you can prepare for the necessary information.
Thank you and let me know if you have any questions.
In Unity-

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Aug 20

SUHSD Bowl Nights!

Hello everyone.
Bowling is ON!
After last year’s breakout success, the EAHS Faculty Senate // Sunshine Committee are proud to announce the second annual SUHSD Bowling Nights. They will be held at at Valley Center Bowl at 1081 S Main St, Salinas on the first Thursday of each month from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm (unless otherwise specified.)

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Aug 20

Tentative Agreement and Vote

Good afternoon all-
Attached is the Tentative Agreement for the 2015-16 Negotiations.
The first page is an explanation of the language and is followed by the agreement and Contract language.
The vote will be on Wednesday, August 31st, with absentee voting on the 30th.
Thank you for all of your support.
In Unity-

Tentative Agreement 2015-2016




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Aug 20

2017 Raoul Teilhet Scholarship

CFT Leaders and Staff, 

The CFT is pleased to announce that the Federation is now accepting applications for the 2017 Raoul Teilhet Scholarship Program. Since the program was established in 1997, the CFT has helped hundreds of students achieve their higher education goals by awarding them Raoul Teilhet Scholarships.

High school seniors and continuing college students who are children or dependents of CFT members in good standing are eligible to apply. Scholarships in the amounts of $3000 or $1000 are awarded for any one year of higher education.

Applications can be downloaded from our website, and members may call any of our offices to request that an application be mailed to them. Please take a few minutes to read the application so you know the type of information applicants are asked to provide. Members will be asking the local union president to sign the Member Verification Form to verify that the parent or guardian of the applicant is a union member. (See page 7 in the applications.)

There are two separate applications and two deadlines

High school senior applications are due January 10, 2017

Continuing college student applications are due July 1, 2017 

Back-to-school flyers

Despite regular notices in California Teacherwe urge you to publish scholarship information in your newsletters and on your websites so that those who are interested can take advantage of this opportunity. You can also distribute these flyers to members in back-to-school packets.

Permanent link to this article: http://svft.net/2017-raoul-teilhet-scholarship/

Aug 11

Important: Negotiations and Retro Checks

Good afternoon,

I need to update all of you on the status of negotiations and the retro checks. I recognize all of you are busy teaching, and this is not anything you should have to think about, but nonetheless, I need to share the following with you.

First, no Tentative Agreement has been signed for the 2015-16 Negotiations. Unfortunately, the Superintendent published an erroneous statement on the District website. Furthermore, the media also published this information. Your negotiating team is still finalizing the agreed upon contract language, and to be clear, no Tentative Agreement has been signed. We are close, and when it is signed, your Executive Board will review it before it goes before you as a vote.

Second, the Salary Settlement has been agreed to so that your retro checks can be calculated and distributed August 31st. This is separate from the Tentative Agreement, as this this existing contract language. Appendix O remains unchanged.

This misinformation is frustrating for the Federation. We will await the District’s correction to its error. Attached is the statement from the website for your reference.

In Unity-

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