I wrote a previous email about our consultation committee and its structure to help support staff to ensure our rights are maintained and that our school can function well. An additional support that we have is one hierarchical level above that committee: a group from the UFT that helps support consultation committees in making sure that our issues are properly addressed. In the case that something is not addressed fully at consultation, the chapter leader can send the issue to this more central committee to advocate on our behalf. This often involves the superintendent, who will then come back to principals to push for a swift resolution. While we have not had to use this tactic at BCS, it is good to know that we have the option at the ready.
I am a math teacher in the New York Department of Education. I infuse technology and real-world problems into my curriculum in order to prepare my students for the future. I would love for people across the country to recognize we teachers can't do it alone. If you don't believe me, come visit my classroom!