The Board of Education will be hosting two Community Feedback Gatherings on March 1 and March 3 on a proposal made by the board that would “provide the rights and protections of the DCTA collective bargaining agreement (as a floor) to all licensed teachers, regardless of whether they work at an innovation or non-innovation school.” Currently, DPS innovation schools have the ability – with a majority vote of the school’s educators – to opt out of some parts of the collective bargaining agreement between the teachers’ union (DCTA) and the school district.
Before the Board of Education votes on the proposal, which is expected to happen at its March 24 meeting, it wants to provide information and gather feedback from the community.
The Community Feedback Gatherings will be held virtually via Zoom and are scheduled for:
- Tuesday, March 1, from 6-7:30 p.m. for families and community members who live in board districts 2 and 4.
- Thursday, March 3, from 6-7:30 p.m. for families and community members who live in board districts 1, 3 and 5.
The gatherings are planned to ensure engagement with each Board District, but all community members are invited to join either of the events. Translation and interpretation services will be provided. The events will also be recorded, and the recordings will be made available, with captions translated into multiple languages, as soon as possible after the event.