Washington Teachers’ Union and the District of Columbia Public Schools have signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) outlining health and safety protocols for schools and classrooms, details about possible simultaneous in-person and virtual instruction and how to handle leave for teachers contracting COVID-19. A FAQ is available here.

As part of the agreement to safely reopen schools, the WTU and DCPS agreed on a #ReopenStrong: School Building Readiness Checklist outlining the protections for student and staff health guaranteed by DCPS as we return to full in-person learning.


Report unsafe conditions at http://bit.ly/WTUSafeOpenings

As part of the MOA, the WTU and DCPS teams will meet weekly to review and find solutions to any violations of the #ReopenStrong: School Building Readiness Checklist.  If you see something out of compliance, please report it at http://bit.ly/WTUSafeOpeningsAs you click on an area of the form, a drop-down box will appear to allow you to enter comments. Or simply complete the text box at the end of the form. All reports will remain confidential and no identifying information will be provided to DCPS.


WTU Professional Learning

Fall 2021 Course Offerings


Click here to learn more about WTU's Professional Learning Program.

Or click here for Fall 2021 course descriptions and registration links.



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Welcome to the 2021-2022 School Year!

We hope all educators will read our 2021 Back to School Newsletter.


DCPS teachers who are not returning to your current schools can find available positions for SY20-21 and SY 21-22 by clicking here.





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