Grievance Report- No Official Grievances
Chicopee Education Association
February 12, 2015
No Official Grievances at this time
Update-Class Action Unit 2A- Denied at Level 1, Resolved at Level 2- Principal was reminded that teachers can’t be required to attend an evening graduation and may choose to work a full day if not attending. Principal insists that required attendance can be mandated since other schools have Open House. The Association maintains that a graduation is an event and not a meeting and is therefore not subject to the Open House/Meeting language.
Through compromise, the Association held a secret ballot vote to determine the desires of Unit A staff regarding this issue.
14 Unit A members voted to have a night graduation
5 Unit A members voted to have a day graduation
The Association will proceed to create an MOA with specific language to allow this contract change –for this school only-which then must be approved by management.