Grafton teachers are “working to rule” starting Monday. As the month goes on, please let me know of any examples of work to rule in action — was your child denied extra help or a reference letter for college? Drop me a line at greatergrafton (at) gmail.com or add a comment to this thread!
Please note: the purpose of this exercise is not to attack teachers or the School Committee. I’m trying to walk a line right down the middle.
My middle schooler said only one teacher mentioned the work to rule to students — he felt he needed to explain why additional help would not be available for the month. My third grader didn’t mention it, but her teacher recently returned from maternity leave and is still learning everyone’s names; she probably didn’t want to start out with them on an “I can’t” level.
Thought for the afternoon — if after school help is an assumed part of a teacher’s role, why isn’t it specified in the contract? I’ve been writing about this stuff for years and have always wondered why no one ever closes that loophole.