IamA teacher currently on strike in the Cotati-Rohnert Park Unified School District in Sonoma County, California AMA!
Hey folks. I've been teaching in the Cotati-Rohnert Park Unified School District since 2017. We've consistently been one of the lowest paid districts in the county for as long as I've been teaching. This year, we authorized a strike and went through the process of mediation and fact finding. The neutral arbitrator who wrote our fact finding report recommended that we receive a 6% ongoing salary increase retroactive to the beginning of the 2021-22 school year, 5% ongoing for 2022-2023, and an ongoing cost of living adjustment for 2023-2024 (estimated roughly 3.61%). The district's bargaining team failed to offer what the fact finder recommended and our strike began last Thursday. The district and union have sat down with a mediator from the state over the last two days with no success. About 90% of students are being kept home in solidarity and we had a great response from the community speaking out in our favor at the school board meeting last night. We know the facts are on our side and we will stick it out and win. AMA.
Fact Finding Report: https://drive.google.com/file/d/19132odf4reo8ZPZXw0bRElLHefBNCsQp/view?usp=sharing