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Q & A on the issues

Voting in your chapter elections

Every three years, UFT members vote for chapter leaders, delegates and paraprofessional representatives. For this election cycle, we are reverting to the pre-pandemic election procedures that were in place for decades. See some answers to common questions about chapter elections below.

Open Market Transfer Plan

If you want a new opportunity, wish to work closer to home or have been placed in excess, the Open Market Transfer Plan gives you the chance to apply for a position at another school. You can view vacancies citywide and apply during the open market transfer period. This Q&A addresses the most commonly asked questions about the transfer process.

Individualized Education Programs (IEPs)

This Q&A answers many common questions regarding IEP planning and meetings, including updates from the 2023 DOE-UFT contract.

School safety

School safety is a prerequisite for teaching and learning. The UFT’s Safety and Health Department is dedicated to protecting all UFT members from safety threats that can confront them in schools. Here are answers to some of the most common questions about school safety that UFT members ask.

Integrated co-teaching classes

Students in Integrated Co-Teaching classes are intentionally grouped together based on similarity of need to receive specially designed instruction. Specific protocols have been established to ensure this model is successful for all participants. Here are answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about ICT classes.

Money included in the new contract

The DOE-UFT contract, ratified on July 10, includes a ratification bonus and new annual retention bonuses in addition to regular across-the-board wage increases. It also boosts reimbursement payments for medical expenses related to an injury on the job and loss of personal property. Here’s what you need to know about these new pocketbook provisions.