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Randi Weingarten at a Massachusetts high school

Summer is upon us, and parents, children and teachers are winding down from what has been an exhausting and fully operational school year—the first since the devastating pandemic. The long-lasting impact of COVID-19 has affected our students’ and families’ well-being and ignited the politics surrounding public schools. All signs point to the coming school year unfolding with the same sound and fury, and if extremist culture warriors have their way, being even more divisive and stressful.


What unions do


In AFT President Randi Weingarten’s latest New York Times  column, she describes what it is exactly that unions do. Though unions are the most popular they have been in decades, anti-union sentiment still thrives in red states and across the nation. “Several years ago, The Atlantic ran a story whose headline made even me, a labor leader, scratch my head: ‘Union Membership: Very Sexy,’” Weingarten writes in the column. “The gist was that higher wages, health benefits and job security—all associated with union membership—boost one’s chances of getting married. Belonging to a union doesn’t actually guarantee happily ever after, but it does help working people have a better life in the here and now.” Click through to read the full column.

WHAT'S NEW: LOA Reached for College Transition Advisors

DPSCD and the union have a letter of agreement for the College Transition Advisors who received lay off notices in April. We have finalized all restructuring components for those employees who held a position as a CTA with the district. All documents pertaining to options available to CTAs will also be placed on the website, under Members Only, resources tab.

  • Pathway Counselor
  • Academic Interventionist
  • Layoff
  • Severance Package

The district's director of Human Resources, Benjamin Jackson will  be contact all College Transition Advisors soon for a 15-minute session where questions can be asked to assist the CTA  in making the best decision. The CTA will have until Friday, June 16, 2023 to select an option. 

Pathway Counselors Agreement

Restructuring Options

Severance Package

WHAT'S NEW: 2023-2024 Academic Calendar


CLICK HERE to view the template for the 2023-2024 school year as negotiated with the school district. Highlights include:

  • Monday, August 21, 2023 report date for staff
  • Monday, August 29, 2023 first day for students
  • 6 Professional Development Days
  • Friday, June 7, 2024 last day for students
  • Tuesday, June 11, 2024 last report date for teachers
  • Wednesday, June 12 through June 21, 2024 reserved for any potential make-up dates
  • follows Wayne RESA Common Calendar for winter, mid-winter and spring breaks

WHAT'S NEW: Save Our Schools, Support Our Students


Take Action!

Reach out to the DPSCD School Board and let them know  we want them to meet with labor and community leaders by next Tuesday. We need each and every one of our employees. All play a crucial role in supporting our students.

WHAT'S NEW: Take Action at DPSCD School Board Meeting

Arrive early! See you all there!