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Release: MDUSD and Teachers Union Announce Hybrid Tentative Agreement
Posted 3/16/21

For immediate release: 


March 16, 2021


CONTRA COSTA CA—Mt. Diablo Unified School District (MDUSD) and Mt. Diablo Education Association (MDEA) have arrived at a tentative agreement to welcome students back to campuses in a hybrid model in phases, beginning with PreK through 2nd Grade and SDC classes on Thursday, March 25, 2021. To become final, the tentative agreement will need ratification from MDEA members and a vote of approval from the MDUSD Governing Board. The Governing Board had already been scheduled to meet tonight, March 16, 2021, for a special meeting to take action on a reopening timeline.


View the MDUSD and MDEA Hybrid Learning Phase Tentative Agreement


If the tentative agreement is ratified by both parties, the district will move quickly to notify parents and implement reopening plans that have been long in development. 

In a joint announcement, Dr. John Rubio, Chief of Human Resources, and MDEA President, Anita Johnson, expressed appreciation to all, "for the tremendous amount of work that went into coming to an agreement." 

They continued, "After approximately 80 hours of bargaining over five days, and after 19 hours straight of bargaining from Monday morning into Tuesday, at 5:00AM on Tuesday March 16, 2021, MDEA and the District came to a tentative agreement for an MOU for a Hybrid Learning Phase (HLP)."

"In the end, the parties agreed to a 61-page document to ensure a return to campus for those who choose it, and supporting the safety of students and MDEA members."

"Both MDEA and the District would like to thank everyone, and we are excited to welcome back students to our campuses as the pandemic situation improves and as more of our employees get vaccinated."