1. Get to Know Your Contract
As you start the school year, knowing your contract is the best way to empower yourself! You can support yourself, your working conditions, and your colleagues by keeping track of your obligations.
2. Communicate with Parents
Have you been impacted by voluntary transfers? Are you a cultural arts teacher who has been reassigned? As you’re prepping your online bios to share with parents, back to school communication, or other parent outreach, consider adding in a statement such as: “In the interest of transparency and communication – due to staff shortages, I have been transferred out of my position as a [Title], into [new school]. This means I am filling this vacancy to support your students temporarily. At the end of the next 9 weeks, [partner-teacher] will take over for the following 9 weeks. If you have concerns about this system, please contact Board of Education chair Joanna Tobin at [email protected]”
3. Track your Hours
If you are feeling overwhelmed by Brightspace requirements, incoming contractors, or other changes to your building, you're not alone! Keep track of your hours to ensure you are not working beyond 37.5 hours per week, and work with your admin to ensure you have the time you need to support yourself and your students.
4. Contact your UniServ Directors
Our 3 UniServ Directors are your TAAAC staff liaisons who can help you advocate for your working conditions, and your students learning conditions. If you have questions about the contract or need to file a grievance, reach out!