By now you know we are returning to school for 2020-21 School year Distance Learning for the first semester. We made it very clear that the vast majority of our membership were in favor of this decision. Now we must prepare and insure that the plan is the best for students and staff that it can be. We are reviewing the Draft plan that was posted on the PGCPS website on Friday July 24 and matching up how contract language and the plain align.
I am asking you to also review the proposed plan. The
is posted on the PGCPS reopen page and will be updated every Friday. Please remember that this is a working document and subject to change! The initial plan is the critical mass that affects most of our students and families. There are concerns and issues that are arising every day and it is imperative that as the implementation is proceeding that you create a space to document the successes for replication and the concerns requiring improvement.
We are walking into uncharted territory and there is good and bad in everything. As you read through the plan keep a list of questions. We will continue to receive you input and questions at
. We are pulling our Board of Directors and Negotiations Team to create a memorandum of understanding concerning this new commitment to Distance Learning and create a space for issues as they arise to prevent the filing of grievances and quick resolutions to challenges in our working conditions.
Reimbursement for Distance Leaning Purchases
Dr. Goldson and her staff were made aware that many of our members were having difficulty applying for the $100 reimbursement for supplies used during distance learning by last Friday the 24
deadline. In the spirit of understanding and cooperation with PGCEA the deadline for submitting for your reimbursements has been extended until Friday July 31, 2021. Here is the letter in your PGCPS work email from CFO Mike Herbstman that explains the details. The letter will also be posted on the PGCEA COVID-19 page.
Theresa Mitchell Dudley