Despite the changes and challenges specific to this school year, every provision of the PSRP Contract and Teacher Contract remains in effect during the 2022-2023 school year. Contract violations can be reported by contacting your Field Representative.
While we are still enforcing the regular Teacher and PSRP Contracts, they do not cover many of the unforeseen circumstances brought on by the pandemic and the safety protocols necessary to ensure safe working and learning conditions. The BTU negotiating team engaged in negotiations to secure protections in the Memorandum Of Understanding (“MOU”) below that includes several important protections.
The agreement BTU made with the district ensures that:
1. Every school and worksite MUST follow the District’s Health and Safety Guidelines published by the district. If they are not following the Health and Safety Guidelines at your school, we can grieve it.
2. The district will provide sufficient soap and running water, and where running water and soap aren’t available, they will provide hand sanitizer in schools.
3. The district will follow the ventilation and air exchange rate guidance from the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, Air Conditioning Engineers. Building ventilation systems will be monitored for proper operation during weekly walkthroughs. Complaints of ventilation systems not operating properly shall be assessed for repairs within 48 hours and repairs will be completed as soon as practicable.
4. Up to 5 days of permission leave will be granted one time to employees who test positive for COVID and the district can confirm that the employee had legitimate exposure to a positive COVID case at their work site.
The provisions of this MOU shall commence on July 1, 2022 and shall remain in effect until June 30, 2023.
You can read the full text of the agreement below.