Bargaining Information

One of the major roles of the association is to bargain and enforce contract language for members.  Your BEA Bargaining Team is at the table now bargaining for the schools our students and educators deserve. You can learn more about the bargaining process here and see a brief glossary of bargaining terms here.

You can see our bargaining sessions here and you can watch today’s bargain livestreamed here. If you have questions or comments about bargaining, please email [email protected].

We’ll be posting our proposals, the District’s proposals, and updates here, so check back often!

Bargaining Updates

May 16, 2024

Good evening colleagues,

We finished our seventh bargaining session with the BSD management team this evening. You can watch today’s bargaining session here.

Today, your BEA team countered articles around Association Rights and Temporary and Part Time Employees:

  • Article 8 (Employee Rights and Responsibilities) – We brought back much of our originally proposed language, including mitigation for environmental concerns such as classrooms that are too hot or too cold (8.I), as well as a clear evaluation process (8.M).
  • Article 17 (Tuition Reimbursement) – we are still working to secure additional funding for workshops and conferences (17.A.2.a.3)
  • Article 18 (Compensation) – your team countered a 9% COLA for next year and 7% increase for 2025-26. We also reasserted much of our original language proposals for this article, including hourly pay for Outdoor School (18.D).
  • Appendix C (Extended Responsibility Assignments) – we added language to compel BSD to pay for the work that people are doing, rather than forcing programs to fundraise to cover those costs.

The BSD team countered the following articles:

  • Article 9 (Safe Learning Environment) and Appendix G (Student Conduct Plans) – management has removed the words “referral” and “room clears,” and has removed our proposed language establishing consistent mechanisms to track behaviors.
  • Article 11 (Work Year) – management is hinting that they will be working to bring back early release days (though they made it clear it would not happen next year), and is working to increase administrator-directed PD time.
  • Article 10 (Professional Working Conditions) – management finally responded to this article after our initial proposal on February 15th. They declined to even counter our language around class size and caseload caps, saying that hard caps would mean, amongst other things, that they wouldn’t be able to layoff staff in case of a budget shortfall. In a response to our proposal to increase the plan time of elementary specialists to be equivalent to their peers, the BSD team said they can’t do that because they “use specialists to ensure classroom teachers get their plan time.”Needless to say, your bargaining team was incredibly disappointed in the District’s response. That said, it was great to have SO many BEA members sitting behind the bargaining team as the BSD team presented this article!

You can see all proposals and tentative agreements at beavertonea.org/bargaining under the “Bargaining Proposals” tab.

Our next bargaining session is May 30, 10 am-4 pm at the BSD office. You can watch the session live on BSD’s YouTube Channel.

Please keep wearing your BEA blue on Tuesdays to show District management that we are stronger together. Your CAT members and building reps have more information about supporting the bargaining team and standing up for the schools our students and members deserve (including some upcoming gauntlets!), so be on the lookout for information from them!

In solidarity,
Your BEA Bargaining Team

Suzanne Albrich, Chair, Cooper Mountain ES
Julia Barto, Fir Grove ES
Amy Borlaug, Five Oaks MS
Lora Dee, Sexton Mountain ES
Alysoun Lowe, ISB
Katie Lukins, BEA Vice President
Elizabeth Lynch, Scholls Heights ES
Adam Oyster-Sands, Westview HS
Lindsay Ray, BEA President
Janine Weir, Merlo Station Campus

Emily McCann, OEA Staff
Sara Whelan, OEA Staff

beavertonea.org/bargaining

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May 2, 2024

Good evening colleagues,

We finished our sixth bargaining session with the BSD management team this afternoon. You can watch today’s bargaining session here.

Today, your BEA team countered articles around Association Rights and Temporary and Part Time Employees:

The BSD team countered the following articles:

  • Article 13 (Layoff and Recall) – we won language specifying a timeline of notice of layoff
  • Article 14 (Job Related Injury or Quarantine) – this language was moved to Article 15.K.
  • Article 15 (Paid Leaves of Absence) – we won language around bereavement leave, protections for members on leave around expectations of work-related duties and communication, guaranteed access to District electronic infrastructure for members on leave, and retained the sick leave bank.
  • Article 16 (Unpaid Leaves of Absence) – we won similar language here as in article 15 around expectations of work-related duties and communication and access to District electronic infrastructure while on leave.

We went back and forth a few times with these articles, and reached several tentative agreements during this session for Article 7 (Temporary and Part Time Employees), Article 13 (Layoff and Recall), Article 14 (Job Related Injury and Quarantine), Article 15 (Paid Leaves of Absence), and Article 16 (Unpaid Leaves of Absence). You can see all proposals and tentative agreements at beavertonea.org/bargaining under the “Bargaining Proposals” tab.

Our next bargaining session is May 16, 2-8 pm at the BEA office. You can watch the session live on our YouTube channel. As a reminder, we also made a video explaining the bargaining process and timeline—check it out here.

Please keep wearing your BEA blue on Tuesdays to show District management that we are stronger together. Your CAT members and building reps will have more information about organizing for the very best contract over the next several weeks, so be on the lookout for information from them!

In solidarity,
Your BEA Bargaining Team

Suzanne Albrich, Chair, Cooper Mountain ES
Julia Barto, Fir Grove ES
Amy Borlaug, Five Oaks MS
Lora Dee, Sexton Mountain ES
Alysoun Lowe, ISB
Katie Lukins, BEA Vice President
Elizabeth Lynch, Scholls Heights ES
Adam Oyster-Sands, Westview HS
Lindsay Ray, BEA President
Janine Weir, Merlo Station Campus

Emily McCann, OEA Staff
Sara Whelan, OEA Staff

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April 4, 2024

Good afternoon colleagues,

We just finished our fourth bargaining session with the BSD management team.

Today, your BEA team countered articles around transfers and the job expo, language around layoff and recall, as well as language around insurance benefits. We know from our bargaining survey that maintaining robust and affordable insurance coverage is a priority for members, and we are taking into account anticipated increases in insurance premiums as well as the overall budget available for this bargain as we negotiate. You can watch today’s bargaining session here:

  • Article 12 (Vacancy and Transfer) – we want to codify language around limiting the number of transfers allowed for a single employee, as well as the assistance for members who are involuntarily transferred
  • Appendix J (MOU on Article 12) – we are working to hold management accountable to earlier dates for placements and the Job Expo
  • Article 13 (Layoff and Recall) – we want to increase the time of notice for layoffs
  • Article 19 (Group Insurance Benefits) – we are proposing an increase in the cap of $300 in year one and an additional $250 in year two. If we agreed on these numbers, this would definitively maintain two insurance plans under the cap (which means no monthly premium costs to members).

Your BEA team also proposed an MOU (a temporary agreement) around an adjustment in the timeline for when we receive paychecks (shifting from a payment year of August to July to a payment year of September to August), along with a $1,500 bonus. We encourage you to check out a brief slide deck describing the MOU here (here is a presentation of that slide deck). If you have any questions about this MOU, please check in with your CAT member.

The BSD team countered the following articles:

We also reached our very first Tentative Agreement! This means that we have reached agreement on all the language in this article.

Our next bargaining session is April 10, 12-4 pm at the BEA office. You can watch live on our YouTube channel. As a reminder, we also made a video explaining the bargaining process and timeline—check it out here.

Please keep wearing your BEA blue on Tuesdays to show District management that we are stronger together. We have a competition going on during the month of April, and the buildings that have the highest percentage of members in blue will receive paletas in May!

In solidarity,
Your BEA Bargaining Team

Suzanne Albrich, Chair, Cooper Mountain ES
Julia Barto, Fir Grove ES
Amy Borlaug, Five Oaks MS
Lora Dee, Sexton Mountain ES
Alysoun Lowe, ISB
Katie Lukins, BEA Vice President
Elizabeth Lynch, Scholls Heights ES
Adam Oyster-Sands, Westview HS
Lindsay Ray, BEA President
Janine Weir, Merlo Station Campus

Emily McCann, OEA Staff
Sara Whelan, OEA Staff

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March 14, 2024

Good afternoon colleagues,

We just finished our third bargaining session with the BSD management team, and we’re making slow progress toward agreements.

Before we talk about which articles were presented today, we want to clarify some language from last week’s communication. When we say that we “passed articles,” that means that we physically passed articles across the table. It does NOT mean that we have reached an agreement. When we do reach an understanding at the table, that is called a “tentative agreement” or “TA.” We’ve started a Bargaining Terms Glossary if you’re interested. We’ll be adding to it as more terms come up.

Today, we passed language for around safe learning environments. We spent time sharing stories from members at the table so that the management team heard current examples of events at schools that are impacting students and staff—we wanted to highlight patterns and inconsistencies around plans and policies, responses to requests for support (or lack thereof), re-entry conversations for students, room clears, and communication with impacted staff. You can watch today’s bargaining session here:

The BSD team countered articles on the grievance process (Article 4), complaints concerning employee performance (Article 6), temporary employees (Article 7) and the layoff and recall process (Article 13). The articles they passed are below:

Your BEA team was also able to counter Articles 4 and 6 during the session today. We’re getting close to agreement on those two articles:

Our next bargaining session is April 4, 12-4 pm at the BSD office. You can watch live on our YouTube channel. As a reminder, we also made a video explaining the bargaining process and timeline—check it out here.

Don’t forget that your reps and CAT members have posters with our bargaining platform—please sign these as a show of solidarity, get a picture with the members at your buliding, and then display them proudly at your worksite. Please keep wearing your BEA blue on Tuesday to show District management that we are stronger together!

In solidarity,
Your BEA Bargaining Team

Suzanne Albrich, Chair, Cooper Mountain ES
Julia Barto, Fir Grove ES
Amy Borlaug, Five Oaks MS
Lora Dee, Sexton Mountain ES
Alysoun Lowe, ISB
Katie Lukins, BEA Vice President
Elizabeth Lynch, Scholls Heights ES
Adam Oyster-Sands, Westview HS
Lindsay Ray, BEA President
Janine Weir, Merlo Station Campus

Emily McCann, OEA Staff
Sara Whelan, OEA Staff

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March 7, 2024

Good evening colleagues,

Tonight we had our second session with the BSD management team. We passed language for utilizing sick leave (and the sick leave bank), streamlining the grievance process, and clarifying timelines for layoff and recall, among other things. The articles below were passed:

The BSD team countered our articles on imminent threat and administrative support for student conduct plans (Article 9), transfers and the Job Expo (Article 12), and compensation and insurance benefits (Articles 18 and 19). The articles they passed are below (we will provide links to these on our website as soon as we receive them in electronic form from the management team):

  • Article 5 (Just Cause)
  • Article 9 (Safe Learning Environment)
  • Article 12 (Vacancies and Transfer)
  • Article 18 (Compensation) – 3% increase over each of the next 3 years
  • Article 19 (Group Insurance Benefits) – increase of $50 on the monthly cap (which falls very short of predicted insurance premium increases)

Our next bargaining session is March 14th, 12-4 pm at the BEA office. You can watch today’s bargaining session here. We also made a video explaining the bargaining process and timeline—check it out here.

Your reps/CAT members have posters with our bargaining platform—please sign these as a show of solidarity. Many of your CAT members were in the room with us tonight or watching on Zoom, and will have more information about the session. Please keep wearing your BEA blue on Tuesday to show District management that we are stronger together!

In solidarity,
Your BEA Bargaining Team

Suzanne Albrich, Chair, Cooper Mountain ES
Julia Barto, Fir Grove ES
Amy Borlaug, Five Oaks MS
Lora Dee, Sexton Mountain ES
Alysoun Lowe, ISB
Katie Lukins, BEA Vice President
Elizabeth Lynch, Scholls Heights ES
Adam Oyster-Sands, Westview HS
Lindsay Ray, BEA President
Janine Weir, Merlo Station Campus

Emily McCann, OEA Staff
Sara Whelan, OEA Staff

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February 15, 2024

Good evening colleagues, 

Today was our first bargaining session with the District. We are at the table working for better working conditions for educators and better learning conditions for students. We passed aggressive and exciting proposals today to secure the schools our students and educators deserve, and we are excited that we were able to cover so much ground in our first session with management.

BSD provided “terms of engagement” that they have chosen to follow. Your BEA team declined to agree to those terms as we believe in an open and transparent process and don’t want to remove any of the tools we have to secure the best contract for members. We did agree to start the bargaining timeline, outlined below, today.

Your BEA team proposed the following articles in our opening today:

The BSD team proposed the following articles (we will provide links to these on our website as soon as we receive them in electronic form from the management team):

  • Article 1 – Status of Agreement
  • Article 2 – Association Rights and Responsibilities
  • Article 4 – Grievance Procedures
  • Article 6 – Complaints Concerning Employee Performance
  • Article 13 – Layoff and Recall
  • Article 15 – Paid Time Off

The BEA team was also able to offer a counterproposal to Article 2 (calendar committee!) this evening.

Our next bargaining session is March 7th, 4-8 pm at the District Office. Your CAT team members will be able to attend in person, and anyone can watch us on YouTube here. We are stronger together!

In solidarity, 

Your BEA Bargaining Team,
Suzanne Albrich, Chair, Cooper Mountain ES
Juila Barto, Fir Grove ES
Amy Borlaug, Five Oaks MS
Lora Dee, Sexton Mountain ES
Alysoun Lowe, ISB
Katie Lukins, BEA Vice President
Elizabeth Lynch, Scholls Heights ES
Adam Oyster-Sands, Westview HS
Lindsay Ray, BEA President
Janine Weir, Merlo Station Campus

Emily McCann, OEA Staff
Sara Whelan, OEA Staff

Bargaining Proposals

Check here to see the status of each article (which team is holding it, when it was last countered, whether or not there is a tentative agreement, etc.).

May 16, 2024

Your BEA team countered the following articles:

The BSD team countered the following articles:

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May 2, 2024

Your BEA team countered the following articles:

The BSD team countered the following articles:

We reached several tentative agreements (TA) with management today:

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April 10, 2024

We had several back and forths with articles today. Below are all the proposals in chronological order.

Your BEA team started by countering the following articles today:

The BSD team countered the following articles:

Your BEA team then gave a counter to Article 13 and the BSD team countered Article 15 and Article 16.

Finally, the bargaining session closed with your BEA team countering Article 15 and Article 16.

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April 4, 2024

Your BEA team countered and proposed the following articles today:

The BSD team countered the following articles:

We also reached our very first Tentative Agreement! This means that we have reached agreement on all the language in this article:

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March 7, 2024

Your BEA team countered and proposed the following articles today:

The BSD management team countered the following articles:

The BSD team also shared this presentation about the current and projected budget.

February 15, 2024

Your BEA team proposed the following articles in our opening today:

The BSD team proposed the following articles (we will provide links to these here as soon as we receive them in electronic form from the management team):

BEA and BSD Bargaining Teams

Your BEA bargaining team members are:

  • Suzanne Albrich, Chair, 4th grade teacher at Cooper Mountain Elementary, Chair
  • Julia Barto, 1st grade teacher at Fir Grove Elementary
  • Amy Borlaug, science teacher at Five Oaks Middle School
  • Lora Dee, Structured Routines Center (SRC) teacher at Sexton Mountain Elementary
  • Alysoun Lowe, language arts teacher at International School of Beaverton
  • Katie Lukins, elementary teacher, BEA Vice President
  • Elizabeth Lynch, music teacher at Scholls Heights Elementary
  • Adam Oyster-Sands, language arts teacher, Westview High School
  • Lindsay Ray, high school math teacher, BEA President
  • Janine Weir, Project Reset teacher at Merlo Station

BEA is also working with the following OEA staff:

  • Emily McCann, OEA Uniserv Consultant for BEA
  • Sara Whelan, OEA Uniserv Consultant for BEA
  • Robert Young, Statewide Bargaining Coordinator

The BSD bargaining team members are:

  • Janine Mobley, Chair, Executive Administrator for Human Resources
  • Brian Hungerford, Hungerford Law Firm Partner
  • Matthew Casteel, Aloha High School Principal
  • Johanna Castillo, Meadow Park Middle School Principal
  • Michelle Fowles, Human Resources Supervisor
  • Veronica Galvan, Administrator for Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment
  • Laurie Huntwork, Jacob Wismer Elementary Principal
  • Erica Marson, Executive Administrator for Human Resources
  • Susan Rodriguez, Chief Human Resources Officer
  • Mike Schofield, Associate Superintendent of Business Services
  • Curtis Semana, Executive Administrator for Human Resources
  • Shirley Valladares, Assistant Administrator for Special Education
  • Karen Pérez, BSD School Board Chair
Contract Action Team (CAT) Members

 ACMA

Emily Thackray
Miranda Zigler

 

Aloha HS

Vince Kirnak

 

Aloha Huber Park K-8

Priscilla Paik
Ali Blais
Gustavo Cervantes Vargas
Stefania Ramirez Velasquez
Andrea Cruz Solis
Magdalena Munoz Rivera

Barnes

Teresa Chircop

 

BASE

Emily Steinhauer
Brenden Kehoe
Grant Fruhwirth
Sean Rains

Beaver Acres

Courtney Walker

 

Beaverton HS

Anna Killion
Greg Karakashian
Hailey DeMarre
Katie Gillard
Jeff Buckingham
Mike Hereford

Bethany

Erin Gettling
Mary Ellen McGinty

 

Bonny Slope

David Green

 

Capital Center

Melody von Weller
Kyla Zaworski
Steven Baer
Erin Rosett

 

Cedar Mill

Jessica Becker
Sara Joehnk
Mike Hellis

Cedar Park MS

Trisha Parks
Krysta Johnson

 

Chehalem

Jo Nelson

 

Conestoga MS

Ashley Wilson
Rae Ann Strauser
Liz Baer
Tara Walker

Cooper Mountain

Stacey Dalton

 

District TOSAs

Gretchen Mollers

 

Elmonica

Alison Breshears
Megan Stauffer

 

Errol Hassell

Amie Davenport
Jon Samuelson
Ann Nordstrom

 

Findley

Jen Falkowski
Su Hargrave

 

Fir Grove

Moe Caryl
Stacy Serrao

 

Five Oaks MS

Katrina Flasch
Brooke Zimmerle
Korin Galgano

 

Hazeldale

Meaghan Petty

 

Highland Park MS

Dahviya Eriksson

 

ISB

Heidi West

 

Jacob Wismer

Yvette Wallace
Dan Silver

 

Kinnaman

Jordan Crownover
Cassi Moore

 

McKinley

Bismah Sabri
Lynn Fowler

 

Meadow Park

Kala Ott
Renae Stratton
Jennifer Hoffman

 

Merlo Station

John Stapleton
Alison Macklem

 

Nancy Ryles

Victoria Fennell

 

Nurses

Joni Busche

 

Oak Hills

Wendy Evans

 

Raleigh Hills

Amy Brennen
Colleen Kellogg

 

Raleigh Park

Trish Pazdalski
Tricia Howery

 

Ridgewood

Mocalina Shearer

 

Rock Creek

Jessica Neal
Ashley Hamby

 

Sato

Tamara Glem
Anna Bradley
Drew Dahlen
Janae Hiersche

Scholls Heights

Cat Crenshaw
Cheryl Brous
Laurie Umiger

 

SLPs

April Messinetti

 

Springville

Jenna Lempesis

 

Stoller MS

Jonathon Martin
Carly Stevenson
Kristin McCartney

 

Sunset HS

Tamsen Profit

 

West T-V

Darleen Anderson

Westview HS

Jessica Perry
Tim Shaw
Lauren Goemaat
Danielle Mulvihill
Jessica Loomis
Corinna Tricarico
Lowell Wes Adams
Mary Gray
Cohen Perry
Kyle Kinzler

Whitford MS

Matt Brown
Carolee Dearborn
Kristine Napper

 

William Walker

Kathleen Parker
Rich Feely