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Contract 2023: Teacher programs

Elementary School Teachers


Wherever administratively possible, elementary teacher programs should have no more than three consecutive teaching assignments and no more than four consecutive working assignments (including professional activities).

At long last, elementary school teachers have the same contractual rights in their program as high school teachers have had since 1962 and middle school teachers have had since 1975.

Elementary school dismissal must be structured so that UFT-represented employees do not perform dismissal duties beyond their instructional day.

Special Education Teachers

Professional Activities

The DOE will issue guidance that schools with professional-activity periods should, to the extent possible, prioritize assigning special education teachers to the following professional activity assignments: 1) performing student-assessment activities (including portfolios, IEPs, performance tests) and 2) common planning time.