San Diego colleges will strengthen efforts to recruit and retain educators for hard-to-staff positions below an settlement with the San Diego Schooling Affiliation (SDEA) the district mentioned this week.
The objective is for the San Diego Unified College District to assist tackle a labor scarcity exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The district will supply $10,000 hiring incentives for particular schooling and faculty nursing positions, below the tentative settlement with SDEA, pending ratification by each events.
“Collectively, now we have reached an settlement that permits our colleges to raised assist our college students who’re nonetheless recovering from the consequences of the pandemic,” mentioned Dr. Sharon Whitehurst-Payne, president of the district’s Board of Schooling. “This settlement permits us to recruit and retain the perfect and brightest to work at our colleges whereas additionally recognizing the unbelievable work that our educators proceed to do below tough circumstances.”
In the meantime, San Diego Unified will maintain a job honest from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at district headquarters, 4100 Regular St., with in-person job interviews for positions all through the district. The roles embody transportation, instructing, clerical and meals providers.
The proposed deal introduced by the district contains switch and hiring incentives in particular schooling and nursing, areas which have been notably exhausting hit within the labor scarcity.
Present educators who maintain each a basic schooling and particular schooling credential and who switch from a basic schooling to a particular schooling project by way of November will obtain the $10,000 incentive.
New staff employed right into a particular schooling or nursing project for the upcoming college 12 months additionally will obtain a $10,000 incentive below the settlement.
Moreover, staff in lively paid standing will obtain 4.5 p.c of their annual base wage to be paid in ten equal installments throughout the 2022-2023 college 12 months.
“This settlement acknowledges the exhausting work and dedication of educators as we proceed to navigate difficult occasions collectively. It additionally strives to positively influence our college students by serving to retain and recruit in critically wanted areas like particular schooling and faculty nursing,” mentioned Kyle Weinberg, vice chairman of SDEA.
In accordance with the district, its labor relations group will proceed to work with its different worker unions in talks relating to hard-to-staff positions inside their respective items.