Collective Bargaining Agreement Seattle Public Schools

The union is due to vote on the contract on Friday and details have not been publicly disclosed, but a project gathered by KUOW sets more concrete expectations in terms of staff and students than in the chaotic mode of crisis of the spring, when the pandemic was new. The agreement would also allow schools and staff to be more flexible than the borough had previously proposed. Many families of specialized educators have complained about the scarcity – if not the lack of services – for their children in the spring. This fall, the district pledged to take personal care of specialized educators if their needs could not be met remotely. However, the agreement stipulates that the borough must first complete a long list of health and safety devices before requiring staff to come face to face with the students. Classification and Compensation hrcompensation@seattleschools.org or visit our Classification – Compensation page In the week leading up to the first day of school, September 4, employees receive six days of training – twice as much as usual – that focus primarily on how to teach and work effectively remotely and digitally, as well as anti-racist practices and social/emotional learning for students and families who have experienced the “collective trauma of a pandemic.” Secondary and secondary schools have more flexibility in classroom holding, but with much more structure than in the spring. The school day would be divided into three or four hours of classes, which students would alternately participate in an A/B schedule alternated on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Teachers should organize at least two live online courses during the week for each teaching period and, in addition, assign small groups or independent work. The interim agreement is expected to be revoked Friday night by the Seattle Education Association`s representatives. It must then be approved by a vote of the school committee. Work/Personal Relations LaborRelations@seattleschools.org “Teams will check the data to determine if the student needs personal services, to make significant progress in their IEP objectives and to determine how human services can be delivered safely and in accordance with health guidelines,” the agreement states.

For questions and other information regarding the collective agreement and calendar documents, please contact: While Seattle Public Schools, due to the nature and complexity of some documents, are only looking for documents optimized for accessibility, an accessible version of the document may not be available. In these limited circumstances, the district will provide equally effective alternative access. Teachers at all levels of the class should create videos or other teaching records if they introduce new materials that help students who cannot participate in or want to check an online class. In a break from the traditional fall routine, the first 10 days of the school year would be considered a “strong start” focused on connecting with families to ensure they have the technological access they need to learn online. Instead of starting academic teaching, teachers would perform two hours a day of “complementary learning activities” focused on student well-being and social/emotional learning.