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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.
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.
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.
STUDENT DEBT CLINIC RESOURCE GUIDE
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.
AM Brew News and Notices will be archived at https://www.wtulocal6.net/AMBrew.
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.
WTU Fall Professional Development Courses will be launching soon!
Watch your email for more details!
COPE Candidate Forum
The COPE Forum will be one day. Please note the updated link.
When: Sep 8, 2022 06:30 PM
Support the WTU at H Street Festival
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/
The hearing is scheduled for Friday, September 16, 2022 at 1:00pm
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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