Happy New Year to you and your family!
I hope that you all enjoyed a deliciously relaxing Winter Break!
Let's get ready to rumble!! Remember the email we sent out right before Winter Break about the salary increases for the Assistant Superintendents? Does it make you angry that they got a 13-15% raise and we have to fight for 1-2% every year? Well, let's see if you are ready to walk the walk! Please join us at the January 14 School Board meeting at 7:00pm at the District Office. We want to show them that DSTA members support their Bargaining Team! Wear any DSTA shirt ... there are plenty available at the DSTA office. In fact, if you email me, I can have one delivered to your school site this week.
We are continuing to advocate for you in other areas as well: Most recently, we made gains in hiring practices of DSUSD. In an MOU signed on November 22, 2019, the following language went into affect:
When there are two equally-qualified applicants for a position, the internal applicant shall be given preference.
Cheers to another great year! If you have any questions now or into the New Year, don't hesitate to contact us. We're always happy to help.
Trina M. Gonzales-Alesi, President
Desert Sands Teachers Association