Coachella Valley teachers rally for better schools

Hundreds of Coachella Valley parents and teachers frustrated by a negotiations process that began over a year ago, rallied Tuesday night at the Coachella Valley Unified School District (CVUSD) school board meeting to express their demand for an end to the extended contract dispute.

Outstanding issues include creating time for grade level collaboration, increasing student contact time, salaries that will end the ongoing problem of teacher attrition in Coachella by offering salary and benefits that will attract and retain the best teachers for the Coachella Valley.

Coachella Valley Teachers Association (CVTA) negotiators have been in multiple mediation sessions, and members have agreed to no longer donate extra hours outside of the contract day until a resolution is reached.