AM Brew - September 6, 2022

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Tuesday, September 6, 2022



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Facility Concerns SY 22-23

Over the past two years, the WTU has met regularly to discuss facility issues with DCPS. Yet, many schools continue to have health and safety concerns. We ask that you let the WTU know of any health or safety concerns in your building by completing this brief form.


FMLA and LOA Claims

Please contact your WTU Field Representative if you are experiencing delays or you have questions regarding the processing of your FMLA and LOA claims with DCPS.

SPED concerns 

Teachers, and parents can contact the DC Office of the Ombudsman for Public Education with any concerns they have with special education. All communication is confidential.

Learn more about the Ombudsman’s services by clicking here and here.


Summer Pay – Regular Pay

Please visit Peoplesoft today and look for your pending check. There are often problems when DCPS transitions from summer pay to regular pay. Contact your Field Representative if there is any discrepancy.


3 Report incidents of Hate / Bias

DCPS is committed to being a whole-child, antiracist, equity-centered school district. This guide tells how to report allegations of hate/bias, discrimination, or harassment, and how allegations are addressed by the district. Learn more here.


Student Debt Clinic

The WTU and AFT will host additional student debt clinics. The dates and times will be announced in next week’s AM Brew.

Virtual Student Debt Clinic

AFT will continue to host a student debt clinic webinar Thursday evenings. Register at https://cvent.me/17XZka Webinar will include information about how to enroll in the free AFT Summer student loan member benefit. Additional information can be found at www.forgivemystudentdebt.org – this website contains all of the information on how to access PSLF in an easily digestible and understandable format.


After attending a Student Debt Clinic, we want to make sure you’ve got all the tools and information you need to take the next steps to start reducing how much you pay every month and get on a path towards a debt-free future! See attached for more information.

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Professional Development

Register for Union Leadership Institute (ULI)

The WTU offers regular Union Leadership Institutes (ULIs) that give all members the opportunity to learn and develop leadership skills and to acquire the detailed knowledge needed to be an effective teacher representative to help ensure the voice of teachers are heard.

Register here.


WTU Fall Professional Development Courses will be launching soon!

Watch your email for more details!


Upcoming Events

COPE Candidate Forum

The COPE Forum will be one day.  Please note the updated link.

When: Sep 8, 2022 06:30 PM

Click to join the webinar

Passcode: 185969


Support the WTU at H Street Festival

Sign up to pass out handbills at the H St Festival on Saturday, September 17, 2022 


DC Council Hearings

DC Council Committee of the Whole hearing schedule and sign up including September 16th one on School First in Budgeting and October 25th on Teacher Turnover and Data Warehouse. For more details: https://chairmanmendelson.com/testify/

Schools First in Budgeting

The hearing is scheduled for Friday, September 16, 2022 at 1:00pm

Teacher/Principal Turnover

The hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, October 25, 2022 at 1:00pm.



We’re continuing to update our database.

Please help us ensure we have your current personal contact information on file. Email [email protected] to provide us with updated information.


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