During the June 11, 2012 SAISD School Board meeting, board members voted and approved a 1.5% salary increase for all employees during the 2012-13 school year. This 1.5% salary increase applies to all categories of employees. The Alliance was the ONLY organization lobbying for SAISD employees to get a raise!
The board also approved the enhancement to create 64 182-day custodial positions. Food Service cooks will no longer have to do the cleaning and additional duties that they had to take on during the 2011-12 school year. In September of 2011, the Alliance filed a group grievance on behalf of food service employees over safety concerns related to new duties placed on the food service employees. After the district made a decision to cut custodial positions, the duties previously being performed by custodians were now added to the food service employees’ duties. This is a big win for food service employees! The Alliance was the ONLY organization to lobby board members, the ONLY organization to speak out on this issue, and the ONLY organization with representatives present at board meetings!