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Article 8C of the teachers' contract

Article 8C of the teachers' contract is about the need for the principal to involve the chapter leader and chapter committee in decisions on school budget allocations.

Before the end of June and by the opening of school in September, to involve faculties and foster openness about the use of resources, the principal shall meet with the chapter leader and UFT chapter committee to discuss, explain and seek input on the use of the school allocations. As soon as they are available, copies of the school allocations will be provided to the chapter leader and UFT chapter committee.

Any budgetary modifications regarding the use of the school allocations shall be discussed by the principal and chapter committee.

The Board shall utilize its best efforts to develop the capacity to include, in school allocations provided pursuant to this Article 8C, the specific extracurricular activities budgeted by each school.

The Board (“Department”) shall provide to the Chapter Committee and Chapter Leader in school the School Leadership Team (SLT) view of the Galaxy Table of Organization.  This shall be supplied before the end of June each school year and again by the opening of school in September of each school year. 

In addition, should there be any budget modification regarding the use of school allocations, these shall be discussed by the Principal and Chapter committee.  In order to facilitate such discussion, the modifications shall be provided to the Chapter Committee.