The agreement also provides for adjustments to the teachers` work schedule for the 2020-2021 school year. An additional planning day will be added before the start of the school year to allow for further coronavirus-related adaptations. This workday will be funded by federal law CARES dollars, Cordova said. A teacher planning day planned for the school year is abolished. Teachers who use a specialized service provider will receive in October a scholarship “equivalent to eight hours for the average pay and salary of the DCTA bargaining unit for Student Assistance due to the COVI-19 pandemic,” the letter states. Wednesday, February 13 – Reconciliation: The two sides issue a joint statement expressing hope that an agreement will be reached to end the strike. “Today, the Denver Public Schools and the Denver Classroom Teachers Association worked in good faith to find common ground on ProComp,” he said. “We have exchanged proposals that bring us closer together and we hope to reach an agreement quickly. But we need a little more time to resolve the outstanding issues, and we will resume our negotiations tomorrow. “There was a sense of common purpose and cooperation that led to today`s discussions, and this quickly allowed us to reach an agreement. Denver teachers gathered Friday afternoon at City Park to celebrate a new tentative agreement with Denver Public Schools and end a week of tumult that included a three-day strike, massive protests and a round of negotiations that ended in an all-out-of-the-night. Monday, February 4 – The governor meets with both sides: Governor Jared Polis makes one last attempt to meet with both sides in the labour dispute and negotiate an agreement, and asks the two sides to meet to verify an informal analysis of his budget office. The agreement must be approved by the Denver Board of Education and membership of the DCTA, Cordova said in the letter. These votes are expected in the coming days.
The Board of Education is likely to vote on the full DPS 2020-2021 budget on June 29. DENVER – Denver Public Schools have agreed with the Denver Classroom Teachers Association on the revised terms of contract, as announced by Superintendent DPS on Friday morning. The agreement also provides for teachers to receive their initial contractual increases for years of service and advanced university degrees. “I am very grateful to our educators for the commitment and adaptability you have shown in recent months and I am pleased that our close partnership with DCTA has continued,” Cordova wrote in a letter to DPS staff. “There was a sense of common purpose and cooperation that led to today`s discussions, and this quickly allowed us to reach an agreement.” According to a statement by DPS Superintendent Susana Cordova to DPS employees, under the new agreement, teachers would receive a pay increase of 0.5% of their lives.