Know Your Contract

One of the most powerful things our union does is bargain with the District over everything from wages to workload. By speaking together with a strong, collective voice we're able to maintain our standards, defend our profession, and protect the learning environment for our students. The fruits of our work together are represented in the contracts for professional educators and substitutes.

Current Contract

2016-2019 PAT / PPS CONTRACT


Unassignment and Transfer Information


Revised Educator Handbook for Professional Growth and Evaluation (8/15/16)

PAT Evaluation Timeline-- Updated 7.31.17

Discipline Memorandum of Agreement, Article 6:  Student Discipline / Safety (3/15/2016)

Probationary Teachers

Probationary educators shall be evaluated during each year of their 3-year probationary period based on the PPS Performance Evaluation Rubric. The evaluation process requires a goal setting conference in the fall and allows for informal observations by the evaluator. At least two (2) formal classroom observations are also required each year.

Other Relevant Memoranda of Agreement/Memoranda of Understanding


Contract - Prior Years and Related Materials



We have prepared the following worksheets based on grade level, and full or part-time status, to help you ensure your schedule respects your rights under the PAT contract when it comes to duty, planning time, staff meeting time and other workday components. 

If you are a part-time teacher or teacher assigned to more than one building, please note the special provisions pertaining to you referenced in each worksheet. Additional information is provided in FAQ: Part-time Professional Educators and FAQ: Working in More than One Building.

PAT/PPS Joint 2013-2016 Contract Training 

Following the ratification of our 2013-16 contract with the District, we held a series of joint PAT/PPS trainings to provide detailed guidance on implementing the new agreement. Below are the materials from those meetings:

September 25, 2014: Joint Contract Training 

December 11, 2014 Joint Contract Training

February 12, 2015 Joint Contract Training 


Workload Arbitration Decision (aka Reeves Decision)

One of the biggest issues in the District is teacher workload. It was the issue that brought us to the brink of a strike in the 2013-14 bargain and remains one of the thorniest issues when we try and enforce our contract. Three times we've taken the District to arbitration over the workload provisions in our contact, and three times we've prevailed. The key conclusions are contained in what is now known as the Reeves Decision, detailed below: