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Superintendent's Message

Dear South Bay Community,
 
To promote transparency and open communication with the community, employees, and other interested individuals, the South Bay Board of Trustees has asked us to provide factual updates about current negotiations with our Teachers Association (SWTA). The District and SWTA have been actively negotiating on a new Collective Bargaining Agreement since June 2022. We remain hopeful that the remaining differences can be resolved, but a mediator may soon be assigned to assist with a resolution. 
 
You may see some organizing activities in the coming weeks. Some examples include an increased number of teacher absences (which may be challenging for our pool of substitutes) and teachers distributing information on public property near our campuses.
 
The latest updates about negotiations and an overview of the Impasse Mediation process are available on the District website.
 
Thank you for your support throughout this process.
 
José Espinoza
Superintendent
 

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