We met all day with the district team and spent all of our time trying to wrap up how we address the reality of our workload with contract language, specifically:
- Planning periods
- Monthly meetings
- Evening obligations
Monthly meetings and evening obligations had many of the same sort of questions, but of course not as many pictures in the family album as the first discussion.
Our discussion was thoughtful, the ideas plentiful, and the consensus is within reach, which leads to me the protocol we will follow when we do settle this contract.
- After our team has reached a tentative agreement with the school district we will call an emergency meeting of the SPFT Executive Board to gain their support of the agreement.
- Once we have secured their support a series of informational meetings will take place in order to let stewards learn of the tentative agreement.
- Stewards will then bring the agreement back to their buildings and programs to share with SPFT members and non-members.
- Finally, a district-wide vote will take place at each site and the results will be shared with the membership.