Frequently Asked Questions

Posted Sep 12, 2014 | Category: Workday | Rating:
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All single-session schools, except those that have adopted a school-based option to change their schedules, will have the following schedule:

Monday: There is an 80-minute block of time immediately following the school day that will be used for Professional Development. If less than the entire 80 minutes is used for Professional Development on a given day, the remaining time will be used for Other Professional Work. This period of time ends exactly 80 minutes after...

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Posted Sep 12, 2014 | Category: Workday | Rating:
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It applies only to all classroom teachers (including speech teachers, Hearing Education Services teachers, substitute teachers and F status teachers) and paraprofessionals (including substitute paraprofessionals) in single-session schools unless a school has adopted a school-based option on the reconfiguration of time.

Posted May 22, 2014 | Category: Pay and benefits | Rating:
1.444445

As always, we will look to have our members' beneficiaries protected.
 

Posted May 21, 2014 | Category: Pay and benefits | Rating:
4.8

UFT members who take an approved unpaid leave will get all of the rate increases that other employees will receive upon their return. In addition, they will receive all of their retroactive pay so long as they return from leave by Oct. 1, 2023. Employees who miss a scheduled lump-sum payment will be paid on Oct. 1 of each year until all payments are made.

Posted May 20, 2014 | Category: Paperwork | Rating:
3

Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) are mandated. However, the paperwork reduction provisions in the proposed contract should help to reduce other paperwork, especially redundant or repetitive paperwork, for District 75 teachers and other special education teachers so that these teachers would have more time to work on students’ IEPs.

Posted May 20, 2014 | Category: Paperwork | Rating:
5

This is a standard one-page form that is part of the proposed new contract. For teachers developing unit plans, this one-page form distills the work to only one page even for teachers who teach more than one subject or class. By agreeing to this, the UFT achieved the maximum possible reduction in paperwork and time spent on this task. Even with this form, if a principal has not yet asked a teacher to do unit plans, it is unlikely the principal will ask the teacher to do it now. Here is the...

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Posted May 20, 2014 | Category: School innovation opportunities | Rating:
0

The UFT and DOE are both committed to the core belief that collaborative schools work for students, families, and educators. The panel can can end a school’s participation in PROSE  if the school is not succeeding.      

Posted May 20, 2014 | Category: Pay and benefits | Rating:
1

Only after all other attempts to negotiate health plan savings have failed have the parties then agreed to bring this to the arbitrator.

Posted May 20, 2014 | Category: ATRs | Rating:
2.6

ATRs retain due process rights. No ATR can be fired until an arbitrator decides that it is appropriate in an expedited 3020a hearing.

Posted May 20, 2014 | Category: Pay and benefits | Rating:
4

Yes. The pensions of members who retire between July 1, 2014 and May 2018 will be calculated based on the full 8 percent rate being factored into their final salary.

Posted May 20, 2014 | Category: Pay and benefits | Rating:
3.25

Yes.

Posted May 20, 2014 | Category: Pay and benefits | Rating:
3

Yes, the per session rate will increase at the same percentage rate as salaries.

Posted May 20, 2014 | Category: Pay and benefits | Rating:
3.666665

No, it isn’t possible. Members are encouraged to discuss this concern with their financial advisor or tax accountant before making a decision.

Posted May 20, 2014 | Category: Pay and benefits | Rating:
3

You will receive retroactive pay only if you are continuously employed up to the date of the payout as a full-time or part-time teacher or paraprofessional eligible for health insurance.

Posted May 20, 2014 | Category: Pay and benefits | Rating:
3

F-status teachers who work a schedule sufficient to qualify for health insurance will receive retroactive payments provided that they are continuously employed up to the date of the payout. Their pay rate will rise according to the contractual increases.

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