Jose Ruilova’s Board Message

Comparable Districts in the surrounding areas of Perris, Moreno Valley, Lake Elsinore, Riverside, and Corona would still be paying their teachers a higher compensation, even if all that the VVTA is bargaining for is approved. On the other hand, the pay for the administrative staff is actually higher in the Val Verde School District than […]

Over 150 Members at the School Board Meeting!

Fellow Educators, What a great night and a great start, we had over 150 of our members show up at the board meeting and 6 people from our membership spoke!  We will be posting their speeches, if they are willing, tomorrow.  Thank you to all of you that came out and showed solidarity for our […]

School Board Meeting Tomorrow Night

Fellow Educators, Please come by tomorrow night for the School Board Meeting at 6pm.  We will have pizza and drinks in front of Val Verde High School starting at 5:15pm.  Hope to see you there!  Please RSVP @ .  Be ready to stand up for our students and ourselves! We are asking for about an hour […]

School Board Meeting on Tuesday

Fellow Educators, Just a reminder that we need to show up as a force to the School Board meeting on Tuesday and we need everyone to RSVP on surveymonkey so we have enough signs, pizza, buttons, etc. Please share this with your friends on FB, through text and email. Make sure they know that they […]

Another District Settles and a Call to Action

Another district settles for more than we even ask for! Should we settle for less than we asked??? If not, we need to make sure the district knows that a competitive wage is important to us! Be at the board meeting on Tuesday, August 4th at 6pm. RSVP @ Desert Sands teachers will receive […]

Board Notes for 6/23/2015 and New Administrators

New Administrators Manuel L. Real Elementary – Fernando Betanzos (ES principal from Hemet Unified) Bethune Elementary School – Katrina Bermudez (AP from LES) Tomas Rivera Middle School – Esteban Lizarraga (AP from CHHS) Val Verde High School –  Steven Coelho (AP from RVHS) Notes for Board Meeting on 6/23/2015 Fellow educators, President Kirkland, Superintendent Lopez, […]

Negotiations and Mediation

Fellow Educators, Your negotiation team met with the district on June 17th to finish up language on Peer Assistance and Review, Evaluations, Leaves, Employment Hours/Duties, District Level Intervention Programs (Summer School and Home Hospital) and  Transfers/Reassignments.  They have made some great changes and cleaned up the language. We have set a mediation date with the […]

Board Notes School Board Meeting 6/02/15

Board Notes  06-02-2015 Good evening, President Kirkland, School board members, Superintendent Lopez, colleagues, and community members, I am here not only as the president of the association but as a teacher and a concerned citizen.  I believe district is in trouble, and without building up our profession through collaboration and giving our teachers a competitive […]