What will our return to school in 2020-21 look like? Will we be doing distance learning again? Will we be doing some kind of hybrid or blended model of brick and mortar school and distance learning? What about those of us that are worried about our health and afraid to return in the fall?
We know that these questions are on the minds of all PAT members as we wrap things up this year.
All that we can say at this point is that PAT will continue to bring the voices of our members into the planning processes with District leadership. The District is obligated to bargain over our working conditions and many of the changes that will likely need to take place to ensure a safe return to school for students and staff will need to be negotiated with PAT.
But the District is only at the beginning stages of developing a plan for the fall, and has committed to having PAT members involved in the different planning committees that they have recently formed.
Please stay tuned for updates on how you can share your perspectives on what a safe return looks like and on how you can make sure that whatever happens in the fall, the health and safety of students and staff are front and center.