Frequently Asked Questions

Dues and Paychecks

What are our yearly Union dues?

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When are the dues taken out?

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How many paychecks do I get?

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Evaluations, Goals and Data

Who evaluates me?

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What if I have concerns regarding my evaluation?

Contact your building representative or super committee member and they would be happy to assist you.

When should I expect my observation feedback from my principal?

  1. How many paychecks do I get?
  2. How do I file a grievance?
  3. What am I supposed to know about RETELL?
  4.  Who do I seek out if I have an issue?
  5. If I take sick leave to care for my child is a doctor’s note always required?
  6.  How do I write a SMART goal?
  7. What’s the deal with these student surveys?

Reflective teaching practices only. No data needs to be given or shared.

8. What is going on with DDMs?

According to DESE student growth is going to be based on the evaluator’s opinion. Therefore no district –set standards. It’s up to your evaluator to establish of student growth is evident.

9. How many pieces of evidence am I required to submit for my evaluation?

16 by the end of the 2nd year if you are on a 2-year cycle. See timeline under evaluations.
If you are a self-directed 2 year cycle teacher you are not required to upload any artifacts to Mylearningplan during year one. Keep in mind it is suggested to post them periodically, but you are not obligated to.

10. How does the student rating impact my evaluation?

No separate rating will be given. It’s embedded under standard II of your teacher evaluation.

11. Do I have to submit my artifacts online?

12.  What are our yearly Union dues?

13. When are the dues taken out?

14. How many sick days do I get?
15. How many personal days do I get?
16. What constitutes a personal day?
17. How do I call out sick?
18. I have to attend a funeral. What do I do?
19. Who evaluates me?
20. When should I expect my observation feedback from my principal

3-5 days following the observation. If not, you should contact your evaluator for follow-up.

21. What if I have concerns regarding my evaluation?

Contact your BR or Super Committee member and they would be happy to assist you.

22.  How do I get involved with the union?
23. What exactly is the dress code?
24. If I take a personal day before a vacation or long weekend do I have to tell them why?
25. When I’m asked to cover do I have to? What if I don’t want to?
26. When are things do
27. How do I know what evaluation cycle I’m on?
28. How do I find out about retirement?
29. What is the role of a paraprofessional?

How do I know what evaluation cycle I’m on?

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How does the student rating impact my evaluation?

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How many pieces of evidence am I required to submit for my evaluation?

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Do I have to submit my artifacts online?

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What is going on with DDMs?

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What’s the deal with these student surveys?

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How do I write a SMART goal?

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When are things due?

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Personal, Sick & Bereavement

How many sick days do I get?

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How many personal days do I get?

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What constitutes a personal day?

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If I take a personal day before a vacation or long weekend do I have to tell them why?

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How do I call out sick?

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If I take sick leave to care for my child is a doctor’s note always required?

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I have to attend a funeral. What do I do?

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Grievances

How do I file a grievance?

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Who do I seek out if I have an issue?

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RETELL

What am I supposed to know about RETELL?

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Additional Questions

How do I get involved with the union?

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What exactly is the dress code?

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When I’m asked to cover do I have to? What if I don’t want to?

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How do I find out about retirement?

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What is the role of a paraprofessional?

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