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Anitha Rajamohan

At the November 2 regular meeting, the Gilroy Unified School District of Education approved the appointment of Anitha Rajamohan as the new Systems Analyst Supervisor in the IT Department.  Anitha is a recent graduate from CSU Monterey Bay.  She possesses a creative and hard-working mindset. Eager to learn new information daily, her curiosity never reaches an end, as well as her desire to connect with those in her environment. 

Anitha began her college career at Hartnell College in 2019, where she earned an Associate’s degree in computer science. She then transferred to CSUMB to complete her Bachelor’s degree in computer science. She has had a passion for collaborative projects and new concepts, as shown through her activity in an internship and volunteering at non-profit organizations.

In her spare time, Anitha is fond of drawing, painting, crafting, designing clothing, and anything creative, as well as spending time with her family. She has two daughters: a fourth grader and a high school junior. Additionally, whenever she gets a chance, she enjoys taking a step outside and enjoying the weather on a walk.

GUSD Communications

Gilroy, CA – The Gilroy Unified School District (GUSD) and Gilroy Teachers Association (GTA) are pleased to jointly announce that we have reached a tentative agreement for certificated employees following an all-day, fact-finding negotiation session with a State-appointed factfinder. Details of the new contract will be available soon.

We hope that this agreement will foster a better working relationship between parties and build a pathway to future collaboration. The Gilroy Teachers Association will submit the tentative agreement for a ratification vote of its membership within the next two weeks. 

“The Gilroy Unified School District is pleased to have reached a tentative agreement with the Gilroy Teachers Association.  We value the work of our staff members and we look forward to improved outcomes for all students as a result of this agreement,” said Superintendent Anisha Munshi.

GTA President Caitlin Madolora said, "GTA is happy to have reached a tentative agreement with Gilroy Unified. We believe that the agreement accomplishes our goals of improving learning conditions, student and educator wellness, and recruitment and retention and will benefit all Gilroy students and educators."

The Board of Education is expected to ratify the new contract at a November 2023 Board meeting following GTA’s ratification vote of its membership.

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Dear Team GUSD:

In an effort to provide you with information about the status of negotiations with the Gilroy Teachers Association (GTA), the District negotiations team will share brief updates regarding specific components of the current GUSD proposal.

Sharing this information with all staff will allow you to be informed about the proposal that the District’s negotiations team has presented to GTA leadership.  

The sixth update addresses the composition of the GUSD reserve:

What makes up the GUSD reserve? 

While the current GUSD reserve is $21.9 million, the District’s reserve is comprised of separate buckets of funding.  The state requires a 3% reserve for economic uncertainty, and the Gilroy Unified School District’s policy requires a 10% reserve.  To provide context, it is important to note that the required 3% reserve would not be enough to cover the cost of District payroll for a single month.  Of the current 17.22% reserve, in addition to the 10% minimum, 4.97% is already earmarked to be spent on planned reductions.  Finally, the other 2.25% comes from one-time savings.  None of these buckets can be used for ongoing salary increases.

The current reserve can be used to support our students now.  The District’s current proposal includes additional mental health and academic counseling staff through 2025-2026.  The District has also proposed to increase the number of Literacy Facilitators at each elementary school to focus on building early literacy skills in grades K-3.  These positions will be funded by strategically using one-time funds over the next 2-3 years.

We welcome the opportunity to continue our conversations with GTA with the hope that we can reach an agreement that benefits our staff members and maintains the fiscal solvency of District operations.

Anisha Munshi, Ed.D.
Gilroy Unified School District

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