The collective bargaining agreement between high school teachers and CUHSD expired on August 31, 2018. This was in spite of beginning the bargaining process back in March. Although CHSTA and the District were using an Interest Based Bargaining approach, the District does not seem committed to our community’s shared interest of attracting and retaining quality educators for Campbell students. In the past three years, the District has seen 150 new teachers enter our schools - out of a total teaching staff of approximately 400 teachers. CHSTA believes that it is not in our students’ interest to lose good teachers to other districts who are willing to make teachers a budget priority.
01 / CPI
Since 2008 bay area CPI has increased 26.5% while salary has increased 20.5%.
02 / Salaries
CUHSD teachers have lost 5% in purchasing power over the past 10 years.
03 / Reserve
From 2008-2013 teachers received 0% in salary increases and agreed to furlough, meanwhile, the Districts Reserves grew to 35%.
The district has not Deficit Spent in over 8 years, and the last time it did was only because the Reserve was getting so big (over 30%) that the teachers and the public demanded that they spend down the Reserves.
A deeper Look
Frequently asked questions
I have heard teachers are working without a contract; what does that mean?
Have staff received raises in the past?
I have heard CUHSD teacher salaries are dead last. Is that true?
While comparing our Salaries with other districts is one way to validate the district’s position of not offering a raise higher than 2%, other districts have negotiated 4% increases for the next two years guaranteed (one is Sunnyvale Unified School District)
I always hear that school finances are in trouble, but then everything turns out fine. What is different now?
The district has known about these increases coming in regards to contributions. It is also receiving more in order to compensate for the increase.
If the district has $20 million in reserves, why can't the district provide higher raises?
The District can afford a raise of more than 2%. The state requires districts to retain a 3% reserve, the school board has mandated an additional 6%, this district is holding nearly 20% in reserves.