The MTA has asked local presidents to put this request out to members. After a couple of MTA meetings held this past week to discuss the decision by Governor Baker and DESE for the full return to in-person learning there is a very clear realization that there are some school systems that are not ready to return to in-person learning. MTA is requesting a Red for Ed Day. Here is the message that was asked to be shared with members:
Red for Ed Day, Friday, March 26th
All locals and members are invited to participate in the regional Red for Ed action on March 26th. This day is part of the statewide action to postpone full in-person learning until on or after April 26th for those districts that cannot be ready on April 5th and so that all educators have the opportunity to be vaccinated. Members in your local can wear red shirts and/or use the attached #BackWithTheVax virtual background.
I spoke with Katie Adams this past week. She is the mom that has offered to help make vaccination appointments for Marlborough teachers who don't have the time to be online for hours. She has helped 15 teachers and other staff members secure appointments. This is wonderful news! Also, Katie let me know that several teachers just reached out to simply say thank you to her for doing this! This is greatly appreciated. If you would like Katie's help please contact her.
The Negotiations Team had a second meeting with the district on Thursday night and have another meeting scheduled for this coming Friday. We are working on the full return plan for the elementary buildings at the present time. After a plan is solidified we will start working on a plan for the middle school.
As always, thank you for all you are doing!