From Susan Morris
Snowline Teacher's Association President
This is the only topic on everyone’s mind. Due to Governor Newsom’s decision, we will now be re-opening our schools starting with distance learning. As such, the bargaining team has been working overtime to ensure that your working conditions are fair and equitable to the situation. I am going to give you the high points and then summarize for you. We have entered into an MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) with the district to outline the working conditions you as teachers will be expected to follow. There is a piece of legislation that was quickly put into effect for this school year regarding distance learning: SB98.
Many of you have expressed a concern that you want the option of working from home. Well, congratulations, we were able to negotiate that for you!
(See the entire MOU text attached, below.)
So, what does all of this mean to you?
That is the MOU and a brief summary.
A word of caution - This is in no way trying to censor you or what you post online. Should you decide to “leave” early one day and take some mental health time, without calling in the absence - DO NOT POST IT ON SOCIAL MEDIA. Keep it to yourself. If you are caught, you can face reprimand and then be required to come to work everyday.
Also, if you are not performing as well as the administration thinks you should be - you aren’t keeping accurate attendance, not enough work, too much busy work, no assessments, not enough grades, poorly attended live sessions or whatever, the administration can, at that time, require you to come to work daily.
These were the items we had to concede to for the district to allow teachers to work from home. Please don’t abuse it.
As always, if there is anything you want information on or need assistance with, please talk to your site rep or you can contact me directly.
Dr. Susan Morris
Phone: 760-868-5400 extension 51061 or classroom: 52107
Snowline Teachers' Association (STA) is an organization of Snowline teachers that currently represents approximately two thirds of all the teachers in the Snowline School District. While representing our members it is our goal to improve the education of the students by supporting all of the teachers within the Snowline School District.