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Teacher's Choice payment dates announced: Members eligible for Teacher’s Choice should receive their allocation in their paycheck on Nov. 30. If you do not receive the payment, and are an eligible member and on payroll as of Nov. 1, your principal should inform the DOE’s Teacher’s Choice unit by Dec. 7. A second distribution for those missed on Nov. 30 is scheduled for Dec. 30. Learn more about Teacher's Choice

Additional rapid tests to be distributed ahead of Thanksgiving holiday: An additional two COVID-19 rapid tests will be provided to all staff and students in advance of Thanksgiving. The DOE is encouraging students and staff to take a test before returning to school on Nov. 28, regardless of vaccination status and especially if they plan to travel and/or attend large gatherings during the break. See the letter to families explaining how to use the additional tests

Teacher's Choice spending amounts released: This school year, the amounts members have to spend through the Teacher's Choice program are the same as the 2021-22 school year. Spending varies by title. See the amounts and learn more about Teacher's Choice

New digital classroom agreement: The DOE's policies for the 2022-23 school year concerning the creation of digital classrooms by teachers and related service providers has been released. The agreement also outlines the policies in place regarding remote instruction for students who test positive for COVID-19 and compensation for members. Read the agreement

COVID safety protocols and absence policies: The DOE has released its health and safety protocols for the 2022-23 school year. The new protocols closely follow the new COVID-19 guidelines recently issued by the CDC. See our FAQ for the 2022-23 school year for more information. 

Applications for medical accommodations for the upcoming school year available on SOLAS:  The application for medical accommodations for the 2022-23 school year is available on SOLAS. Members should look under "reasonable accommodations" to apply. 

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