• Classified Bargaining Update

    Posted by Marla Locklar on 4/25/2018 4:00:00 PM

    Tentative Agreement

    On Wednesday, April 25, 2018, the District and CSEA completed negotiations and reached a tentative agreement on salary and benefits. The teams negotiated a three (3) year agreement (July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2020).


    Salary Schedule Increases The tentative agreement includes a 4.5% salary schedule increase as indicated below:



    Salary Schedule Increase

    Effective Date



    January 1, 2018



    January 1, 2019


    1/2% (subject to a salary reopener contingency)

    July 1, 2019

     Grandfathering of Existing Employees – Restoration of Health and Dental Insurance Provisions Upon Retirement The District and CSEA also agreed to “grandfather” ALL unit members currently employed by the District so that they will once again be eligible for 100% District paid health and dental benefits upon retirement, regardless of the year in which they retire (in accordance with Article 9.2 of the CSEA Bargaining Agreement). Employees hired after June 30, 2018 would not be eligible for such retirement benefits.


    We had a very productive day with CSEA and are most pleased that the teams were able to reach a complete tentative agreement and work together in a professional and efficient manner.


     Until next time,

    Tina Sardina
    Assistant Superintendent, HR
    La Mesa-Spring Valley Schools

    619.668.5700  ext. 6373
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  • Classified Bargaining Update

    Posted by Marla Locklar on 2/9/2018

    Posted by Tina Sardina on 2/9/2018

    On Friday, February 9, the District and CSEA teams bargained the job descriptions, salary range, and/or reclassifications for the following five classifications:
    Child Nutrition Services I
    Child Nutrition Services II
    Driver - Assistant Trainer
    Instructional Media Specialist
    Library Liaison
    We had a very productive day. We plan to meet again on March 9
    Tina Sardina
    Assistant Superintendent, HR
    La Mesa-Spring Valley Schools
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  • Classified Contract Ratified

    Posted by Tina Sardina on 11/7/2016

    The 2016-2019 successor contract was ratified by the Board of Education on Tuesday, November 1, 2016. On November 3rd, the District and CSEA teams bargained the job descriptions and salary recommendations for two new ESS positions. We plan to meet again in December. Topics include salary for the 2016-17 year as well as the results of the classification and compensation study (global study).


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  • September 4, 2016

    Posted by Tina Sardina on 9/4/2016 12:00:00 PM


    The 2016-2019 successor contract was ratified on Wednesday, August 31, 2016. Sixty-five members voted yes, thirty-seven voted no, and one abstained. The LMSV School Board will have an opportunity to formally approve this contract on September 20, 2016.


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  • August 23, 2016

    Posted by Tina Sardina on 8/23/2016 1:00:00 PM

    The start of the new school year brings the opportunity to establish new practices and routines.  Beginning this year, the Human Resources Department will publish a regular newsletter highlighting the status of bargaining with both Associations.  All newsletters will be distributed via email and will be posted to the District website.  This first newsletter will serve to recap the bargaining actions of the past year.


    Negotiations with CSEA, Chapter 419


    Last year, the teams completed collective bargaining for a successor contract (2016 - 2019). There was hope to get the new contract ratified during the summer months, but this was not possible due to scheduling challenges during the summer months. The ratification vote will be scheduled soon.


    The following is a list of some of the negotiated changes and highlights:


    • The District shall provide paid maternity leave for up to six weeks or eight weeks (depending on the type of delivery) with no deduction to the employee’s sick leave account
    • Recognition of ESS attendants as part of the bargaining unit starting July 1, 2017
    • CASA (located at Kempton), La Mesa Arts Foundation, and Peter Pan Junior Theater added as additional charities for service fee contributions
    • Language to ensure no unit member shall be discriminated against on account of CSEA membership or business
    • Release time provided for at least one bargaining unit member per department, from each site, to attend CSEA chapter meetings held within the District
    • 1st Aid/CPR and ServSafe trainings provided during a staff development day or during the normal workday and the District will reimburse permanent employees for the CPR class if taken outside of normal work hours
    • Shift differential will be paid at current rate of pay; in the past it excluded longevity
    • Hand tool stipend increased for mechanics
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