Many are asking about the process to follow if you choose a remote option. If you are going to request working from home you need to email your building principal. The principal will ask you to fill out a Google form. If there are any additional questions or concerns that arise after the survey is completed the member will be contacted by the principal for clarification.
Each member will be asked to check in at their physical building once every two weeks and to touch base with an administrator (supervisor, director, coordinator, AP, or principal). This check-in can be done virtually from the building or in person. Also, it can be done before or after school hours if the person feels more comfortable with that set up. There is flexibility in working with the building principal to make this contact. The building principals are looking to stay connected with staff in some way during this remote time.
Many members have started the process and are getting responses back in a timely manner.
Thank you and take care.
The Superintendent let me know that if members have an emergency this coming week with us switching to remote teaching and before we have an MOA ratified members may speak to their building principal. The building principals have been given the authority to make decisions and help people out.
Also, here are the survey results:
Yes votes for teaching at home (123 votes) - 48.81%
No votes for teaching at home (129 votes) - 51.19%
As I am sure you know by now last night the School Committee voted to switch to a Remote Model for an indefinite time due to the number of COVID cases in the city. As of Monday, students will be learning remotely from home however, teachers will still be working under the Hybrid MOU that we presently have. The Negotiations Team started to work with the Superintendent on a Remote Teaching MOU. We will get that worked out as quickly as possible so that teachers may have the option of teaching from home if they so wish.
We will keep you updated as we progress forward towards a Remote MOU.
Thank you for all you are doing this year.
Dear MEA Members,
The MEA and District are working on a Remote Teaching Model MOU. As part of that, a survey has been created to see what level of interest there is with members to work from home in this model. The beginning of the survey explains in more detail what a remote model would be defined as and other specifics. There are only 2 questions to the survey. Please take a few moments to complete the survey. It will be open until 6pm on Tuesday, October 13th.
**Look in your email for the survey monkey link**
We hope everyone enjoys the well-deserved long weekend!
Eileen Barry and Brendan St. George
President and Vice President
Marlborough Educators Association