The following update was sent to all DOE-employed paraprofessionals from UFT President Michael Mulgrew on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020.
UFT President Michael Mulgrew joined Mayor Bill de Blasio and Council of School Supervisors and Administrators President Mark Cannizzaro on Sept. 17 to announce a phased-in reopening of New York City public schools in order to assure safety and satisfy staffing concerns.
New York City public schools do not yet have enough staff or the safety protocols in place to reopen school buildings on Sept. 21 as planned, UFT President Michael Mulgrew warned on Sept. 14 at a virtual press conference.
We held a Social Workers and Psychologists Chapter meeting on Sept. 9, 2020. Here is a video of the question-and-answer portion of that meeting.
Educators at the HS for Economics and Finance in Lower Manhattan are facing threats to their pay for refusing to enter a building they say is not safe against COVID-19 infection and, instead, doing their jobs outside via mobile phones and laptops.
The following guidance was sent to all DOE-employed speech teachers, occupational therapists and physical therapists from UFT President Michael Mulgrew on Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020.