In response to the contract stalemate that is now in its seventh month, Solana Beach educators (SBTA) and paraeducators (SBASP) joined parents and students at Thursday’s board meeting to demand a contract settlement that will ensure competitive salaries and keep the city’s outstanding professionals in the Solana Beach School District (SDSD).
Parents and students have joined previous rallys and were out in force again Tuesday to stand with their teachers and education support professionals. Dash Ward, first-grader at Skyline Elementary School, came to stand with her teacher, explaining “She does alot of stuff and pays for a ton of things.”
For SBASP member and preschool teacher Kristen Watson, it’s about follow through in a district that currently maintains sixteen times the state’s required monetary reserve; “I do my job by teaching the preschool children in this district. It is time for you to do your job and come to a fair settlement.”
“Solana Beach’s teachers have earned the right to have a salary increase that simply matches the cost of living,” said Cyndy McBride, Solana Beach Teachers’ Association president.”
See the CBS News story here.