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2017 Contract Negotiations
Here are just a few of the outstanding issues:
- How can the district provide better support for our inclusion classes? We want to improve learning conditions in our inclusion classes, which serve our students most in need. Our students need support, and our classrooms must have firm class size maxima, along with paraprofessionals assigned to assist. The School Department has resisted all of the preceding, and under their proposal, current conditions – as bad as they are – would worsen.
- Pay equity for our staff in pilots, Innovations, Horace Mann Schools, and Level V schools: Why should our teachers in autonomous schools have to work 95 to 600+ more hours per year than teachers in some traditional schools for virtually no compensation?
- We want to ensure that our early-career teachers, who haven't yet been able to accumulate sufficient paid time, can obtain leave with pay for maternity purposes as well as other needs. The city has granted this benefit to all non-unionized employees. We want the same benefit for our members.
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