Moving Forward: Negotiations Updates

BEGINNING OF-THE-YEAR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT & PREPARATION DAYS Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU)

Although no one knows what the future holds regarding re-opening during the pandemic, ATF and APS agreed that we would have a common calendar for all schools and worksites. The first issue that had to be settled was the start date and the beginning of the year Professional Development and Preparation Days. You can download the MOU here.

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL ADVISORIES (ARTICLE 5 of APS/ATF NEGOTIATED AGREEMENT)

We know that students will return to school next year with a lot of social and emotional needs. ATF and APS had already begun to address these needs by re-booting advisories in Middle & High Schools. These were the Advisories agreements from March 2020. We also sent out an FAQ entitled “Advisory Reboot #1” and “Advisory Reboot #2”. Finally, here are a couple of articles that guided the APS/ATF Advisory Task Force to make our decisions: “The Challenge of Advisory and Why It’s Worth the Effort” and “Advisory: 22 Ways to Build Relationships for Educational Success”.

TEACHER LEADER FACILITATORS MOU

ATF & APS revised last year’s language on Teacher Leader Facilitators (TLFs), drafted additional language, and agreed to continue the program for the coming school year. This is an important position, as educators are able to elect their TLFs and this furthers the cause of democracy in our schools. You can download the MOU here. 

APS/ ATF made agreements about End of the Year procedures and the tone of our joint work: collaboration. Here is the first Joint Memorandum. You can download the document here.

ATF leadership met the last week of school with APS Administration and released the following Memorandum of Understanding. The two parties are working together to create a re-opening task force that will include administration and practitioners. The task force will work on the 7 areas listed on the Memo.