This is NOT an official union mandate, it is merely a recommendation.
Simply stated, members should be offered compensation for any time spent volunteering outside of contractual time. Other schools in our district offer a stipend if teachers choose to participate in Enrichment Classes, Parent Outreach nights, etc.
This is not meant to be confrontational. It is an opportunity to say, "I would love to participate, but..." Administration had ample time to prepare for this event. A forward thinking "mindset" would easily rectify this situation.
The High School Educators are an exceptionally amenable group of people. You recall Saturday School, correct? Your good nature should not be taken for granted. This is a statement of fact. It is not meant to be inflammatory.
I reiterate, this NOT a directive from the Union. This is NOT Work to Rule.
As a counterpoint, if you want to attend, please feel free to do so. This email is not intended to discourage your participation in any way. A significant number of High School teachers have reached out to me today and I wanted to respond to all possible members. Thus, all members are given the same message.
President - WEA