NTA EBulletin October 18, 2020

Negotiations Update We have reached a tentative agreement with the NPS on an MOA on changes to working conditions due to the "Return to Learning" plan.  Many matters covered in the agreement are already in place in practice:

  • High needs students schedules, elementary hybrid and distance learning schedules, middle school and high school remote learning schedules;

  • School calendar;

  • Staff assignments and accommodations.

Others are new:

  • Additional "pandemic" sick days for this year;

  • Paid leave time for required quarantining;

  • Reimbursement for required COVID-19 testing;

  • An expedited dispute resolution mechanism to ensure compliance with the terms of the agreement. 

This is only a very partial list of matters that are covered by the agreement. The full agreement, as well as a narrated PowerPoint explaining its terms, will be available later this week.  General Membership Meeting Save the date: we have scheduled a General Membership Meeting to vote on ratification of the Memorandum of Agreement for Monday, November 2, at 4:15 p.m.  I look forward to seeing you all at the meeting. *************** "Clear eyes, full hearts, can't lose." Please take care and stay well. Mike   Mike Zilles, President Newton Teachers Association


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