The State of the State in
STATE BUDGET CUTS
SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES
$17 More than $17 billion has been cut from California public schools and colleges in
the last two years. And now in his 2010-2011 budget plan the governor wants to
BILLION cut another $2.5 billion and renege on last year’s budget agreement to pay schools
the $11.2 billion they are owed.
60% K-12 schools have suffered 60% of the state budget cuts—hurting an entire
generation of children.
46th California ranks 46th nationally in per-pupil funding.
Did I mention this was in 2009
CLASS Class sizes are increasing at all grade levels across the state.
16K More than 29,000 layoff notices were sent to educators last year. More than 16,000
teachers and education support professionals have lost their jobs.
In Some news reports have spoken of CA dropping to 50th in the nation in education.,
Over 21,000 layoff notices have been given to teachers this year alone. These
2010, were the figures from March 11th.
Proposed Cuts for 2010-2011
How does this affect
Benicia Unified Schools? include:
Increased K-3 class size up to 28
There are 4, 959 students in
$2.4million dollars in budget students per class
REDUCTIONS for 2010
It is estimated a total of $4
Elimination of high school zero
million will have to be cut
from the budget by 2011
Preliminary reduction in Elimination of all athletic
force notices sent to 39
certificated employees stipends
22 of these cuts are at the
15 of these cuts are at the
secondary level, which
includes BMS, BHS and
2 of these cuts are at the
. More Cuts May be Inevitable
$2 billion has already been cut
this year from education
WE MUST UNITE The May revise from the
state is expected to
include more cuts
included federal money
in the budget that was
This may result in the
district looking for even
more places to cut to
balance their budget
Elimination of six staff development days through 2012
that adds approximately $150,000 per year to the
general fund for a total of $300,000.
BTA has proposed the elimination of PAR stipends
plus the sweeping of the entire PAR funds into the
general fund. This adds approximately $20,000 into the
What Can We Do?
Talk to your lawmakers and everyone you know about what
is happening to education in California.
Tell everyone you know to do the same.
Participate in organizing events and BTA Representative
Councils on Wednesday April 14th and Wednesday May 5th.
Let your voice be heard. You are not alone and your opinion
Take the survey at the end of today’s presentation.
Where else may the district look to save money?
Salary and Benefits Stipends
Furlough days: Co- curricular at all
$100,000 per day
(0.55% per day) levels: minimum of
Cut in pay: $180,000 for
every 1% Advanced degree
Step and column freeze
A reduction in benefits
The Ugly Truth
Salary and benefit decreases are permanent. You will not
recoup these at a later time.
If you are close to retirement with less than 26 years of
teaching experience, a cut in salary will permanently reduce
your retirement pay.
Agreeing to any concessions does not guarantee the District
won’t eliminate positions.
The District can impose their last, best offer for one year after
going through the complete process of negotiations, impasse,
mediation and fact-finding.
Where are we in the Bargaining Process?
We are currently bargaining for the 2008-2009 and 2009-2010
We have already met twice last year and twice this year, and we are
scheduled to meet again on March 31st.
Our current contract expires on June 30th of this year, but the
current provisions remain in effect until the conclusion of the
Both the District and BTA will be “sunshining” openers for the 2010-
2013 contract at the Board meeting on Thursday, March 18th.
For further details, see your bargaining update.
BTA Electronic Survey
The secure survey can be found on-line at: TBA
Each member will be allowed to log into the survey with one
You will only be allowed to take the survey at the meeting,
one time. After you click done, you may not go in and change
Survey results will be posted on www.mybta.org.
The bargaining team will use survey results during the