The Sacramento City Unified School District states it's reached an"impasse" using all the Service Employee International Union 1021 within the states of reopening schools this past week.
An"impasse," in accordance with this district, is a"formal announcement that continued discussions wouldn't be productive to attain a formal agreement."
The impasse came following SCUSD reached a deal with the Sacramento City Teachers Association (SCTA) a month to start a phased-in reopening program for in-person courses starting April 8.
School district officials said they have provided SEIU members several stipends linked to COVID-19-related expenditures, in addition to an alternative for parents who have child care problems to attract their school-age kids to the college where they operate, and to put their kids in age-appropriate classrooms supplied there was distance, and it would not disrupt learning.
SEIU 1021 supposedly countered the district deal with a record of added requirements including more stipends for employees who could not bring their kids to college, and permitting workers with children ages three and under to operate remotely. Another requirement was for the district to set four child care facilities staffed with SEIU 1021 along with SCTA workers.
Becki Belle, an SEIU 1021 member employed as an office manager in Father Keith B. Kenny, a basic school, told Fox News the capability to bring her kid into the college website and place her into an age-appropriate classroom could be"crucial"
Belle said she knew parents' frustrations at this proposal, provided their particular challenges with locating child care for their kids throughout the pandemic.
"I will understand their apprehension. If they had been functioning in an environment which may enable easier access for child care in this pandemic I'd hope they would make the most of it," Belle said.
She stated SEIU's impasse with the district wasn't about the cash, but instead, only ensuring that particular protocols were set up and its members were secure.
SCUSD officials stated they had been welcoming students back this coming Thursday, and also the impasse announcement didn't alter the district reopening dates or plans.