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On this week’s Issues & Ideas, one Central Coast community is helping teachers fight affordability issues by housing them on school district land. 

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, let's talk about how we can best support and value the work of educators who make a difference in the lives of our children everyday. Tune in for a conversation with the Reluctant Therapist, Elizabeth Barrett, and her guests—Trevor McDonald, superintendent of the Lompoc Unified School District and 21-year veteran teacher and union representative Lodene Blair—about the state of education and what is needed to help teachers do their best for students. 

San Luis Coastal teachers and district reach a compromise

Feb 27, 2015
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San Luis Coastal Unified School District teachers and district leaders recently reached a tentative agreement regarding workload and salaries.

Assistant superintendent of personnel, innovation and educational services, Rick Robinett, says that he hopes the members of the association and the school board will approve this three-year contract.

“The salient features are a four percent raise for teachers, retroactive to July 1 of 2014,” he says.

“Some clarification about prep time and putting preparation time into the contract for elementary school teachers.”

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Teachers and district leaders are coming together Friday to hammer out differences over work load and salaries in the San Luis Coastal Unified School District. 

Paul Orton, President of the San Luis Coastal Teachers Association, says one of the biggest improvements they hope to achieve is the addition of more prep time. 

"K through 3 teachers have no time set aside in the contract for them to work on lessons, and with this Common Core new curriculum it's an incredible amount of work load," said Orton.

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Teachers in San Luis Obispo County's Lucia Mar School District are preparing to show their frustration Tuesday night over a contract salary issue.

Their union, the California Teachers Association, is hoping to get roughly half of the district's 500 instructors to show up at the scheduled district board meeting in Arroyo Grande.

While the salary issue could boil over into a teachers' strike, Donna Kandel, President of the Lucia Mar Unified Teachers Association says she's hoping it doesn't come to that.

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Summer break is quickly coming to an end for most students along the Central Coast, but for the teachers at San Luis Obispo High School these final remaining days are being used to prepare for a worst case scenario on their campus.

On Wednesday, August 20, an alarm will sound on the school grounds of SLO High signaling an emergency situation. In this case it will be a practice drill, simulating a gunman—or active shooter—is among them.

It may be time for a serious education revolution.  A revolution to emancipate students from the deadening experience of trudging through a system that is so focused on training the next generation of glorified factory workers that it is harming them physically, emotionally, and socially.  Tune in for A Conversation with the Reluctant Therapist, Elizabeth Barrett, for a discussion about the importance of educating the whole student to ensure a vitalized, engaged, and fully functioning populace.  Your calls with questions and comments are a always welcomed and encouraged.