Be sure to complete the Strategic Planning Survey!
Yesterday, you received a district-wide survey from Traci Pierce, LWSD Superintendent. It's critically important for you to take the time to respond to this survey.
One of the issues that came out in the last contract negotiations was LWEA members' deep concern with the number of new initiatives launched each year, and the resulting impact on their workload. This issue prompted countless hours of conversation between the District and Association in an attempt to try to mitigate increased teacher workload.
The outcome was new language in the contract that can be found in Appendix K, "New District Programs and Practices." The agreement calls for all staff to be provided the opportunity each year to give input on the multi-year District strategic plan, including implementation and impact.
A teacher representative group, currently members of the LWEA Bargaining Team who negotiated this agreement, uses the results of that input to review the implementation and effectiveness of current new programs and practices, and the impact on teacher workload.
The teacher representative group then makes recommendations each March regarding appropriate adjustments to the new programs and practices timeline. These recommendations are used by the District's Strategic Advisory Leadership Team (SALT) for the purpose of monitoring and adjusting the new programs and practices identified in the multi-year strategic plan.
Your responses to this survey are extremely important in order for the LWEA Bargaining Team to do the best job possible representing you when they make their recommendations to the district. The survey will be open until March 18. The team meets with the District on March 25 and 26.
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