Grievance Report-Chicopee Education Association
September 12, 2017
2016-2017-Grievance 1A, 2A, 3A, 4A, 6A, 7A -Resolved at Level 4- School Committee-Unit A members are being escrowed out due to having less than 5 days of sick time. The Association asserts that the district’s unpublished policy of escrowing out veteran teachers is punitive in that it monetarily punishes staff for an anticipated owing of money to the district if the staff member goes beyond their allotted sick time. Staff are unprepared to deal with this unexpected and catastrophic financial burden in the middle of the school year as there is no written agreement of the practice. Unit A staff are contractually entitled to 21 equal bi-weekly paychecks.
2016-2017-Grievance 1A- Unit A- CTE member’s class size exceed those allowed by the contract. Bumped to Level 2 due to safety concerns of class size.