Welcome Back!

Here is a message from HFT President Carol Gale. September 8, 2020, begins a school year that promises to be like no other. We’re certainly in this together. We want to know the triumphs and the concerns, and regardless of what happens, we got your back! Best wishes for a rewarding year.

Community Conversation Regarding Opening of Schools

The HFT, in collaboration with Kamora’s Cultural Corner, hosted a community conversation on the reopening of schools.  About 20 people representing parents, teachers and community members joined the zoom meeting which was also broadcast over FaceBooklive. A lively discussion centered on the reopening plans for Hartford Schools and the complexities of implementing this safely and …

AFT Updates Regarding Quarantine, Illness, and Returning to Work

The AFT Connecticut, our parent labor organization, issued two FAQ documents today for our members. The first, titled Quarantine and Illness, Questions and Answers, speaks to some common questions we’ve heard from our members about benefits and leave for members directly impacted by COVID-19. The second is titled Four Answers to Questions About Returning To …

Interim Guidance for Responding to COVID-19 Scenarios in Connecticut School Districts

We want you, the members of the HFT, to remain informed about the guidelines and guidance coming from the Capitol regarding the School Districts’ Response to COVID-19. This is the Connecticut State Department of Education’s  Interim Guidance for Responding to COVID-19 Scenarios in Connecticut School Districts. Download the Flyer