Rancho Santa Fe teachers walk to shed light on contract negotiations
Members of the R. Roger Rowe School staff all walked into campus together for several days last week to raise awareness about the Rancho Santa Fe Faculty Association’s (RSFFA) ongoing negotiations with the district.
The teachers walked together in unity to promote their request for fair salary and benefits comparable to adjacent areas and to bring awareness that they would like the 4111 policy taken out of the negotiations process. The policy regards enrollment of teachers’ children in the district and it sunsets every three years.
According to a RSFFA spokesperson, if there is no settlement in the contract negotiations, the policy will be void and teachers will be forced to remove their children from the school. Board Policy 4111 currently impacts seven teachers who, combined, have a total of 10 children attending R. Roger Rowe.
According to a message to parents from Superintendent Lindy Delaney, the district’s most recent proposal to the faculty association includes a 3.75 percent increase to the salary schedule. In response, the RSFFA proposed a 5.75 percent increase.
The next negotiating session is scheduled for May 18 and the district and RSFFA hope to complete negotiations by the end of the school year.