Teachers Ask UUSD for Bigger Raise

Teachers attending this week’s meeting of the Ukiah Unified School District’s board of directors packed the room to ask for more money. One of the teachers told the board that ten percent is not too much to ask for when we they are already 14 percent behind. The district and the teachers’ union are in the middle of negotiating new contracts. UUSD Superintendent Deb Kubin said last year’s negotiations ended with the teachers receiving a 5.72 percent increase that was retroactive to July of 2012. This year, the district offered them a 3.25 percent raise, and the teachers requested a 10-percent raise. The district and UTA will be back at the bargaining table tomorrow, and Saturday.