Dear PAT Educator,
Tonight, at the January 26th School Board meeting, Superintendent Guerrero and district staff will be presenting an update on the District’s plan to shift to hybrid instruction.
We wanted to make clear that PAT had not seen these plans prior to today, when district leaders briefly presented it to all PPS union leaders. At this point, we have more questions than answers.
One thing we do know is that the District remains obligated to negotiate over how any shift to a hybrid model of instruction will affect working conditions of PAT members, including issues pertaining to safety and workload.
We encourage members to join us in watching tonight’s School Board meeting starting at 6:00 PM. You can tune in live here.
PAT will be hosting a forum this Thursday, January 28th from 5:00 to 7:00 PM to identify concerns and to do our best to address questions pertaining to the District’s plan to move to a hybrid model. Here is the link for our January 28th meeting.
As we weather this pandemic, and the barrage of shifting plans, guidelines, and pressures, thank you for your constant support and advocacy for your students, your colleagues, and our community.
Portland Association of Teachers