July 15, 2021


I'm sure that everyone is wondering what is happening with negotiations.  
 
At the last meeting of the School Committee on June 26, 2021 the School Committee voted to sever their ties with the local firm that is currently providing their legal services and with the labor relations attorney who works for the City of Springfield. They are currently hiring an Attorney that will work only for the Springfield Public Schools.
 
We met with some members of the district administration team on July 12, 2021 to present our first set of proposals. We were advised prior to the meeting that the district does not have a chief negotiator at this time and that we could present our proposals but that no one at their table had the authority to make an agreement. .

We will be meeting again in a month. Please keep in mind that proposals are a starting point--it will require all of us working together to come to an mutually acceptable agreement.
 
 

Step Three: Contract Actions

Date:   Thursday, March 12, 2020

          Wear Blue to school

          Attend Speak Out at City Hall at 6:00 pm to support out speakers:

Karen Carney  Relevant quality professional development that promotes achievement and growth. 

 

Jenny Malave-Battles  Staffing diversity that provides a pathway to success for every student 

 

Natasha Moya    Staffing levels that support a safe learning environment 

Sonia Watson     Wages that recognize our value and reflect our worth 

Step Two:  Negotiation Planning

Step One: Collecting Proposals

The end date of our current contract is June 30, 2020.  At this time we are requesting that our members submit their ideas for proposals for the upcoming contract negotiations. Please complete the form below and hit submit.

Proposal Suggestions

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Springfield Federation of Paraprofessionals