In a memo to teachers in the , the union has identified the where it differs with district officials on how to resolve the cash-strapped district’s financial troubles.
A gulf between the two sides’ proposals is whether teachers will take a pay cut. The Capistrano Unified Education Association doesn't propose that at all. The district only wants it if doesn't pass in November.
Both sides agree a large number of furlough days may be the answer.
Like all school districts in California, Capo must balance its budget for 2012-13 by the end of the month. District officials have said they which envisions a temporary tax hike on the November ballot failing.
According to the CUEA memo, here are the differences:Budget Negotiations CUSD Proposal CUEA Proposal Class-size increases Yes, by 2 students Yes, by 1.5 students Freeze in salary advancements Yes, until Jan. 1, '13 Yes, until Jan. 1, '13 Salary cuts No No Furlough days 5 5, at end of year Additional Cuts if Taxes Fail
Furlough days8 10
Salary cutsYes No
According to the memo, the district and the union representatives have only met twice, May 25 and May 31. The next meeting is scheduled for June 11.
An increase of two students per class means cutting 91 teachers. . In addition, .
The district has , 6 at the district's headquarters, 33122 Valle Road in San Juan Capistrano.