Annual Posting/Preference Sheets

The contract outlines a process whereby HFT members can request a change of assignment or a voluntary transfer to another building. To change one’s assignment within your current building or program, members must submit a preference sheet. These are submitted around February 1. HFT distributes preference sheets to building reps each year around this time. …

Salary Upgrades

Continuing education for HFT members is encouraged and members can apply for a salary upgrade when they have achieved a master’s degree, a sixth-year degree, 60 credits beyond a master’s degree, or a doctorate. Members wishing to apply for a salary upgrade must complete the salary upgrade request form through OTM and attach an official …

Schedules: Prep and Duty Time; Duty Free Lunch

All certified staff shall have 225 minutes of preparation time per week, on average. For PreK-6 teachers, 45 minutes of prep can be directed by administration. This is frequently used for team meetings. All other prep is unencumbered. Therefore, it is not insubordinate to say no to a request to utilize your prep time for …

USC Meetings/BR/Union Meetings in Buildings

Every building should have a Union School Committee (USC) consisting of 3-5 HFT members from the school. The USC meets with the principal monthly to raise issues of concern from the staff. HFT recommends that USCs also bring possible solutions to these meetings so there is a place from which to begin discussions and seek …

Leadership Positions

School administrators can determine the need for leadership positions for their school. Notice of such positions and their stipends should be provided to the school such that all interested parties can apply. Leadership stipends are set at $1500, $2500, or $3000.