We ❤️ Gompers Preparatory Academy!
We ❤️ Gompers Preparatory Academy!
This website is made independently by concerned Parents and Teachers in District E. We are not against Unions however we are against SDEA Teachers Union because they continue to fail our students in District E. Teacher and Staff Please help to vote them out Gompers Preparatory Academy.
As part of the settlement agreement, the SDEA UNION agreed to have a Decertification Vote! That means if Teachers and Staff VOTE for NO Representation the SDEA is OUT and all Teacher and Staff will not have to pay the $1,200 in Union Dues. (click and read agreement)
The contract keeps 205 working days (9.1), however, puts all the extra learning time for students at the end of the year, thus shortening Winter and Spring Breaks. This also forced school to start 2 week earlier on August 16th. SDEA Accepted that. This is a BAD DEAL for EVERYONE.... Yet the SDEA see it as a WIN??? How?
In the past before the SDEA Contract, if teachers left GPA, they received a final pay check, now for teachers that opted for a 23 or 24 pay cycle, if they were to leave GPA, they would actually owe money to GPA.... This is a BAD DEAL for Teachers and STAFF - yet SDEA negociated it.
SDEA Negotiated a pay scale that is LESS then even the FIRST column of the SDUSD teachers pay scale (Even with the extra $2,000 the GPA gave each teacher). Teachers that are on the new SDEA approved pay scale will be making less then a teacher at MTM or LINCOLN, with the same years. If Teachers have additional education and Years of Experience as a new Teacher to GPA, GPA Teachers will be making a lot less. This is important because if a teacher would like to get paid more, the only sure way is to leave GPA. Prior to SDEA teachers could and have requested a pay increase.
The SDEA Contract secures that GPA Teachers are the LOWEST PAID TEACHERS in SDUSD District E Schools, yet GPA is the TOP SCHOOL in District E with the Hardest working Teachers ..... This is WRONG ---- GPA Teachers deserve better then what the SDEA Negociated! Why did they want to keep all the teachers UNDER Paid?
The SDEA Contract does not provide flexibility for teachers. Everything is spelled out including a 30-minute lunch. No Flexibility for the work year.... in the past teachers that needed time off in the summer were allowed to change the work-time to other times in the year. Now that is not possible. No flexibility for pay, or increase pay. No merit pay. No pay for the experience. No pay for going above and beyond. The New Salary.... Teachers at GPA are the Lowest Paid in SDUSD District E.
Teachers and Counselors will have an opportunity to VOTE THE SDEA OUT in an upcoming Vote. Select the No Representation or C.A.R.E.S. What every your choice is PLEASE VOTE SDEA OUT of GPA!
You will not believe how the Gompers' community made National History in Southeast San Diego....
Gompers Preparatory Academy converted from a failed district union school (under the SDEA) to escape the failed bureaucracies that made Gompers one of the most dangerous and low-performing schools in the city. Escaping the SDEA union was the best option, and it worked!
"I sat in that room and heard the parents pleading with a union rep from SDEA, ‘Please help us.’ And the union representative said, ‘I know this may sound hard, but my responsibility is to the teachers, not to the students.’ And parents just started to weep."
The SDEA is doing whatever it can to divide us, making our school an "Us vs Them" school. That is not the GPA way! That alone should say, enough is enough and vote NO on the SDEA representing us! If thats not enough.....
I am angry but mostly sad that you didn't give our school an opportunity to address or fix whatever issues or concerns you had. A school is made up of teachers, staff, students, parents and community who have to communicate with one another to keep succeeding. Instead, you did not acknowledge any of us and went behind our backs .......
The primary reason Gompers Preparatory Academy converted from a failed district union school (under the SDEA) was to sever ties with the union therby escaping the failed bureaucracies that made Gompers one of the most dangerous and low performing schools in the city. Escaping the union was the best option, and it worked!
As a first in my family to graduate from high school and now in college, the supports I received from GPA Staff and teachers have been incredible. I talk about how great my school is to others at college and they only wish they could have what I still have today. A connection with my school....
In a meeting, that the Gompers Teachers Association bargaining team knew about, The UNION representative for Gompers Teachers Association Unit Members, met with the NAACP and tried to Prevent Director Riveroll from receiving a well deserved NAACP Award!
You have not told the entire school staff the huge injustices being done at Gompers before it went charter and why it went charter and that story must be told to all staff .....
Eight teachers didn't expect this to happen when they spoke to the board of directors at the San Diego Unified School District........
The documents that the Gompers Teachers' Association want you to see...
It's incredible what this Gompers Middle School Student said in 2004 at the School Board Meeting in San Diego....
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