We have extended the deadline for Contract Exceptions for the 2020-2021 academic year to August 5, 2020. The Advocacy Committee will meet on August 12, 2020 to review all of the contract exception applications that have been submitted. This will still allow us time to approve/deny submitted exceptions prior to the start of next school.
The contract exception process will obviously be a little different this time, as you won’t be able to hold an in-person secret ballot vote, and you may not have access to a printer or scanner to submit your application and other documentation. Members have already found some creative ways to get around these hurdles:
- For voting, members have been using electronic voting systems. Thank you to one of our colleagues, Julie Wright at da Vinci, who shared with us an online Google Forms ballot she created, which allows people to vote anonymously. [Click Here to access the ballot forms and instructions] You are not required to use this specific ballot, but it has worked well for some members.
- If you don’t have a printer and scanner to submit the required documentation, you can take screenshots of your online ballot, or use your cell phone to take photos of any necessary documents.
- Normally your administrator is required to sign the completed application. In lieu of their physical signature, you can have the administrator send you an email saying something like: “Although I am not physically able to sign this document, I am authorizing that my signature be used on this contract exception application, and I agree with the plan as proposed.”
If you have any questions about whether one of your “alternative” forms of documentation will be considered valid by the Advocacy Committee, please contact [email protected]
Please submit your Contract Exception applications to [email protected] no later than Wednesday, August 5, 2020.