2017-2018 Contract Ratification

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All employees covered under the ATF contract may vote online
from Monday, August 7- Tuesday, August 15, 2017

The contract will be ratified by the Board of Education
on Wednesday, August 16, 2017


​Dear colleagues,

Last week we sent important information to your ATF Fed Reps regarding the 2017-2018 contract ratification. Above are the links to vote for the ratification of your contract.

​Your ATF Negotiating Team encourages everyone at your school to vote YES. A vote of confidence in our negotiations process matters. Our union has been the major opposition to the education agenda of the Governor and the PED. Yes, they have made our lives hard, but their days are numbered.

A yes vote for this contract will be a continued statement of opposition to this governor, her draconian policies and continued cuts. ​​

Wins this year include:

  • New, important language about equity of voice within your collaboration time, formally known as PLC’s. ​ We’ve nixed the old PLC format that used the DuFours’ model.
  • Welcome to your union, COTA’s and PTA’s! You’re now a part of a larger family of professional educators who fight for rights and respect in our workplace!
  • Starting this year, Diagnosticians and School Psychs and Transition Specialists will be compensated for ALL years of their in-district experience in previous job categories!
  • A $1,300 differential shall be available to Therapists who occasionally lose lunch and prep time due to servicing students in specific district programs!
  • Special Education Teachers now receive individual, hourly rate compensation for completing IEP-related work in classes taught by substitutes.
  • Special Education now has an article of it’s own in the contract!