On April 19th, as a result of REA declaring impasse, both REA and the district were required to submit their final offers to the Employment Relations Board. It is important to remember that these final offers are not limiting in any way. Both sides are free to make new proposals and REA is committed to sitting down and bargaining whenever the district is available. Our goal is to get a settlement!
Here is a link to a summary of REA's final offer:
The first two pages summarize REA's proposals and their costs to the district. IT is very important to note that the cost reflects the total cost to the district - including the costs that are ALREADY in their budget! So, for example, when you look at the cost for the proposal around insurance, the cost includes what the district already pays for insurance.
This is a total of 7.6 million, over two years. That is less than 4% of the district's budget for each year and would leave them with over 12 million in the bank. Of course, most of REA's proposals cost the district no additional funds but address the working/learning conditions of their staff and students.