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 …