Thursday, January 7, 2010

Contract Language - Teacher Participation in Local School Plans

WTU Members,

This is to remind you that you have a right to participate in the process of updating your local school plans. Attached is a copy of the exact language as it appears in the WTU/DCPS Contract. The Contract specifically requires that:

a. Supervisors meet with the teaching staff twice for input and discussion on the local school plan prior to final submission to DCPS Central Office (page 28, Article XI, section E#1).

b. Supervisors make a current copy of the Local School Plan (including up-to-date budgetary information) available to teachers upon request (page 29, Article XI, section E#3).

Given the impact of the recent DCPS RIF, it is critical that our members and Local School Restructuring Teams are actively engaged in decisions affecting their respective local school plans. If your supervisor fails to meet with your teaching staff, or fails to provide you with local school plan and budgetary information as required by the WTU/DCPS contract, please call the WTU office at 202-293 8600. Your WTU Field Representative will provide you with the necessary assistance.

The WTU/DCPS contract guarantees your right to provide input into the process as your principal updates the local school plan. We are committed to giving you information that helps support your efforts.

Thank you for your participation in ensuring that your school adheres to the WTU/DCPS contract when updating the local school plan at your school.

George Parker

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