FTA: 1253 Worcester Road #302, Framingham, MA 01701 508-626-1304
The sole purpose of the Framingham Teachers (Union) Association (FTA) and raison-d'etre of the FTA is to get better pay and benefits for it's members by using union dues to discuss issues with (harass) the school system (er! our beloved school committee ..) and the city council.
Schools are over seventy percent of the city budget every year and the FTA is the primary reason for any tax hikes in Framingham. Using linguistic gymnastics, level funding for schools is now defined as a four percent increase. In FTA arithmetic, they are saying 100 = 104.
These idiots don't have the testicular fortitude to call themselves a union because it sounds bad. Thus, they are an association.
The FTA Unit A Bargaining Team
In reading various letters from teachers who are members of FTA, you see a common phrase used by the FTA. There is no playbook or hidden agenda. They are right. The FTA merely wants better pay and benefits for their members. Plain and simple. Let me repeat, there is no playbook or hidden agenda, just better pay and benefits.
On May 23, 2007, a Framingham teacher, Gloria Geller, then a town meeting member stated
We're not pigs eating at the public trough!
This denial confirms that they indeed are pigs at the public trough.
The Framingham Teachers Association Executive Committee.
Do you see the Framingham teachers union complaining about illegal immigration in Framingham? Of course not!. More children of illegals equates to more teachers. More teachers mean more union dues . More union dues means more power.
I consider the FTA to be communistic in nature since seniority in the union counts more than actual talent as a teacher. There are an increasing number of elementary schools teachers making over $100,000 simply because they have been the most loyal party (FTA) members (seniority has privileges) and get choice assignments.
The vast majority of us work about 235 days each year. The members of the FTA only work 180 days a year. Yes, they will cry crocodile tears about the vast amount of overtime they spend on lesson planning, spending their own money on class supplies, blah, blah, blah. Get over it, people. I also did overtime working 235 days a year, bought supplies that I needed blah, blah, blah..
In my humble opinion, the highest paid teachers should be science, math and technology teachers, not elementary school teachers.
I await my next Framingham tax hike, coming to us from the FTA, the big EVIL.
Unit A consists of classroom teachers or teachers of remedial or special education.
Unit S is all 12-month, 10-month, and regular part-time administrative support employees.
Unit T is all special education aides, classroom aides, special education assistant teachers, language program assistant teachers, language program aides, library assistants, and current interventionist teachers.
I strongly suspect that the FTA wants to get rid of the MCAS in Massachusetts. The MCAS not only judges students academically, but also judges the FTA's ability to teach. The FTA generally believes it is pure heresy to judge teachers by their students results.
The FTA manifesto brazenly rejects god while shamelessly embracing
collectivism and socialism. I'll given them credit for
brazenly rejecting Gods
that simply do not exist.
The most anti-god organization in Framingham, besides myself, is clearly the FTA although I am a bit puzzled by the presence of two churches running in our schools. Yes, they pay rent, but.... religion is the epitomy of falsehood and this kind of religious crap may have been caused by none other than a Jew boy, the chairman of our beloved school committee .
I'm pretty sure that the FTA would not argue with the following point.
The major function of the school is the social orientation of the individual. It must seek to give him the understanding of the transition to a new social order.
FTA bosses often get their way in Framingham government, even if it takes a while. That is because the FTA has been a well-oiled lobbying machine for decades. For one, by collecting dues from hundreds of members , the FTA is able to pour significant resources into the campaign coffers of local democratic politicians. And by prodding its members to vote a certain way, write letters, and even protest, it can keep the politicians it gets elected in line indefinitely. With almost 800 members today, Democrats probably received over 95%.
The FTA sees itself as the ministry of education" seeking to dictate and control education policy in Framingham, replacing individualism with collectivism
The FTA is waging a war on any educational competition, seeking onerous restrictions on charter (see Christa McAuliffe charter school) and private schools and even waging a war on homeschooling families. Why? Because the teachers in private and charter schools are not unionized. That's it. The FTA are a bunch of communist control freaks.
The MTA is a subsiduary of the National Education Association .
For at least a century, the NEA, founded in 1857 as a professional association, has barely bothered to conceal its leadership's affinity for communism, collectivism, socialism, humanism, globalism, and other dangerous "isms" that threaten individual liberty.
|This following is the kindergarden enrollment numbers for the
Framingham schools. Someone categorized the incoming kids
when they registered into the Framingham schools.
These are student classifications that cry out...
We need more teachers.
A member of the FTA performs these classifications.
Tough year, no retirements
Framingham Superintendent of Schools Robert Tremblay said the district also had about a 98% retention rate, saying he's not sure why the difficult year did not lead to more resignations and retirements.
When asked why she believes the challenging year did not lead to a flood of retirements, Mulroney said it's "hard to leave a career you love." You want to work on your career until you can get the biggest retirement possible - it's hard to make that decision," said Mulroney.
TABLE OF CONTENTS UNIT A (TEACHERS) PREAMBLE ARTICLE 1 RECOGNITION ARTICLE 2 NEGOTIATION PROCEDURE ARTICLE 3 GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE ARTICLE 4 SALARIES ARTICLE 5 ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF APPLICATION ARTICLE 6 TEACHER EMPLOYMENT ARTICLE 7 TEACHER ASSIGNMENT ARTICLE 8 ORIENTATION OF NEW TEACHERS ARTICLE 9 TEACHER EVALUATION ARTICLE 10 TRANSFERS, REDUCTION IN FORCE, AND RECALL ARTICLE 11 CLASS SIZE ARTICLE 12 NON-TEACHING/ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES/DUTIES ARTICLE 13 VACANCIES IN POSITIONS ARTICLE 14 WORKLOAD ARTICLE 15 LUNCH BREAK ARTICLE 16 WORKERS COMPENSATION ARTICLE 17 HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION ARTICLE 18 PROTECTION ARTICLE 19 COMMUNICATION ARTICLE 20 TEACHERS' SUPPLY REQUEST ARTICLE 21 NO STRIKE ARTICLE 22 POSITIONS IN SUMMER SCHOOL, EVENING SCHOOL, AND UNDER FEDERAL PROGRAMS ARTICLE 23 DEPARTMENT HEADS ARTICLE 24 ATHLETIC COACHES ARTICLE 25 SPECIALISTS AND SPECIAL PROGRAMS ARTICLE 26 FACULTY ADVISORY COMMITTEES ARTICLE 27 TEACHER FACILITIES ARTICLE 28 USE OF SCHOOL FACILITIES ARTICLE 29 TEMPORARY LEAVES OF ABSENCE ARTICLE 30 SICK LEAVE ARTICLE 31 EXTENDED LEAVES OF ABSENCE ARTICLE 32 SABBATICAL LEAVES ARTICLE 33 PARENTAL LEAVE OF ABSENCE ARTICLE 34 IN-SERVICE PROGRAM ARTICLE 35 SUMMER SCHOOL ARTICLE 36 CURRICULUM REVISION ARTICLE 37 DISTRICT SPONSORED COURSES ARTICLE 38 INSTRUCTIONAL & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE ARTICLE 39 ADMINISTRATION-SCHOOL COMMITTEE ASSOCIATION CONFERENCES ARTICLE 40 MASSACHUSETTS TEACHERS ASSOCIATION ANNUAL MEETING ARTICLE 41 PROFESSIONAL DAY ARTICLE 42 DUES DEDUCTION ARTICLE 43 SCHOOL COMMITTEE RIGHTS ARTICLE 44 WAIVER PROVISIONS ARTICLE 45 DURATION ARTICLE 46 PRESIDENT OF FRAMINGHAM TEACHERS ASSOCIATION ARTICLE 47 TEACHER INFORMATION ARTICLE 48 AGENCY SERVICE FEE ARTICLE 49 JURY DUTY PAY ARTICLE 50 ORDERLY RETIREMENT INCENTIVE PLAN ARTICLE 51 EMPLOYER CONTRIBUTIONS TO BENEFIT PLANS ARTICLE 52 SICK LEAVE BUY BACK PROGRAM ARTICLE 53 TUITION REIMBURSEMENT ARTICLE 54 CLASSROOM SUPPLIES ARTICLE 55 NURSE DELEGATION ARTICLE 56 WORKSHOP REIMBURSEMENT FOR NON DESE LICENSE POSITIONS APPENDIX A SALARY SCHEDULE SUPERMAX STEP 2018-2019 SALARY SCHEDULE 2019-2020 SALARY SCHEDULE 2020-2021 SALARY SCHEDULE NON-GRID STIPENDS STIPEND GRID ATHLETIC STIPENDS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PRESENTER APPENDIX B RECALL PROCEDURE APPENDIX C RECALL PROCEDURE APPENDIX D DISCIPLINE LIST AIDE REQUEST FORM ADDENDUM Appendix E UNIT A EVALUATION INSTRUMENT
|Framingham Teachers Association Takes Vote of No Confidence in State's Education Commissioner & Secretary||November 10, 2020|
|Susan Petroni, Framingham Source Editor 508-315-7176||Framingham Source|
FRAMINGHAM - The executive board of the Framingham Teachers Association took a vote of no confidence in Massachusetts Secretary of Education James Peyser and Massachusetts Education Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education Jeffrey Riley.
"We have no faith in the Commissioner or the Secretary to represent the interests of our students and our community. The state's manipulation of the data to change their color coded COVID map in no way changes ANYTHING about the rising levels of COVID cases in districts around the state," said the Association's Executive Board.
Peyser directs the Executive Office of Education, which oversees early education, K-12, and higher education. Click here to read the new state guidelines.
The City of Framingham in the new metrics for high-risk or red communities went from 9 consecutive weeks as red, to yellow under the new metrics on Friday.
However, Framingham's COVID cases continued to increase from 11 cases per day per 100,000 individuals to 15.6 cases per day as of Friday.
"(Department of Elemnetary & Secondary Education) DESE's bullying tactics are NOT in the best interest of our community, and as an executive board we are opposed to allowing our students to be forced back to school with COVID cases in Framingham on the rise," said the FTA in a statement to SOURCE meda.
The Framingham Teachers Association is also questioning the the data from DESE about the number of cases in schools.
"It appears the data from DESE about the number of cases in schools is inaccurate. I reached out to them about this and they essentially told me it takes them a long time to update the data because of the number of correspondences. I have checked back and it seems the data doesn't get updated - they just move on to the next week. I'm hearing other teachers are noticing the numbers in their districts are not accurate either," said Jill Weller, the communications chair for the Framingham Teachers Association.
The State's DESE dashboard shows Framingham Public Schools with zero COVID-19 cases since September.
Framingham Public Schools has had a positive case of the coronavirus at BLOCKS Preschool, Fuller Middle School, and Framingham High School since the school year began.
The district has returned about 500 students to classrooms - the highest needs students in the district - and staff starting in October.
The district's plan is to return 2,000 more highest needs and high needs students to classrooms, and then go to a hybrid model in January 2021.
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