AM Brew - March 13, 2023

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Monday, March 13, 2023



Representative Assembly Meeting

Tuesday, March 14 @ 4:30

We encourage all members to attend the Representative Assembly Meeting; however, only building reps and delegates may participate and vote.

Via Zoom.  
Passcode: 220352

A report from WTU DCPS Secondary Grading Committee will be discussed at the rep assembly meeting. Click here to view.

Contract Town Hall

Share your input for the next CBA at the Ward 7 & Ward 4 Town Halls






Kelly Miller MS

Wednesday, March 15TH       

4:30pm – 6:00pm


Ida B. Wells MS

Thursday, March 16TH     

4:30pm – 6:00pm

Current CBA is available via the link below. The end of the document has the new salary scale.
PR25-0063-Introduction.pdf (dccouncil.gov)


In memory Mark McCants

The WTU would like to extend our condolences to the family of Mark McCants, first grade elementary school teacher at Stoddert Elementary School for his sudden loss. May the love of those around you help you through the days ahead.



Wednesday, March 1, 2023 - Friday, March 31, 2023

Social Work Month 2023

Social Work Month in March is a time to celebrate the great profession of social work.

National Social Workers Day is celebrated on the third Tuesday in March.

Tuesday, March 21, 2023

The theme for Social Work Month 2023 is Social Work Breaks Barriers.


President Pogue Lyons at rally for Fairfax County teachers to get collective bargaining rights.



Admin Premium Pay

The admin premium rate has been corrected.  The HR team will submit a retro request to pay the difference due to employees. Please keep track of your admin premium hours and let your field representative know if there are any issues.


DCPS in the News

School Budgets

Let the Council hear your teacher voice about your school’s budget! Committee Hearing Signup: Education (google.com)

There is a form you can fill out on the Mayor's Budget Engagement webpage: https://mayor.dc.gov/page/2023-budget-engagement-forums. Providing comments in the education section is very quick and easy to do. If you're looking for inspiration, suggested language is below: 

Our community's elementary, middle and high schools are facing deep cuts under the Mayor's proposed budget. The cuts can only be addressed through the elimination of staff, and this is coming at a time when our schools are already stressed to meet the needs of students. Please address the shortfall and fully fund all DCPS schools.

There are also Council oversight meetings scheduled for April 5 -- you can find more details at https://chairmanmendelson.com/testify. Click here to register to speak: Committee Hearing Signup: Education) You can also email the chancellor and copy your Ward and At-Large Councilmembers and encourage them to fully find DCPS. Click here for contact information.

You can find your proposed budget at https://DCPSbudget.com. Thanks to volunteer analysts, and advocates, here are the schools budgets in a workable format.


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Upcoming events

Shared Vision - March 25th

8am – 3pm, at Kimball Elementary School
Keynote address by AFT President Randi Weingarten, Sessions on math, reading, retirement, DC + XQ, licensing, Teacher Leaders, former DCPS investigator, and more. This is event is open to teachers, parents and community members.


Click here to download the flyer.

The registration link for Shared Vision is open and available here: https://www.wtulocal6.net/2023_shared_vision_conference



Ward 2 Education Council

The next meeting of the Ward 2 Education Council is Wednesday, Mar. 15 at 7 pm. Register HERE to attend the meeting on Zoom. Advance registration is required. 

Ward 2 Councilmember Brooke Pinto will join us for a discussion about what's going on at the Council and issues facing Ward 2 schools. 

State Board of Education Meeting

Wednesday, March 15, 2023, at 5:30 p.m

Special Education Panel live stream Live (dc.gov)


Professional Development

Click here to learn more.


Additional PD Resources

2023 Share My Lesson Virtual Conference | Community | Share My Lesson

LEA Look Forward for March 10, 2023: LEA Financial Reporting Application Released, Shared Roots 2023 and More! (mailchi.mp)


Scholarship Opportunity for seniors who in live in ward 5, 7, or 8: 

The TraRon Center


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