South Bay teachers in mediation fighting to improve local schools

Imperial Beach- On Thursday May 3rd members of the Southwest Teachers Association (SWTA) rallied at the South Bay Union School District mediation session. SWTA has been fighting to improve teaching and learning conditions, including smaller class sizes, and providing nurses and counselors at each school site in the District.

SWTA President Lorena Garcia has expressed disappointment that negotiations have not led to a successful ratification. Negotiations have been ongoing for ten months and the district’s recent decision to declare impasse shows they believe the parties are not close to settlement. SWTA is calling on community members to join teachers on Thursday, March 10 for a Rally to Support Our Schools. The rally is scheduled one hour before the South Bay Union School Board Meeting.

Who: Southwest Teachers Association, community members, parents and students

What: Rally to Support Our Schools

Where: 601 Elm Ave. Imperial Beach CA South Bay Students and Educators.

When: Rally will begin at District Office at 5 p.m. and school board follows at 6:00 p.m.