Westford Teacher Update, Just Not on Contracts
Monday night brought a new member to the School Committee, but no update on teacher negotiations.
While the School Committee's membership has changed after last week's election, they announced that there is little change when it comes to ongoing teacher contract negotiations.
Following a lengthy executive session, the Committee announced that the teachers’ negotiating team has requested additional sessions and they have agreed to continue to meet with them.
School Committee member Judith Culver recused herself due to her daughter’s teaching position in town.
However, there are other changes coming for Westford teachers.
Culver reported on the two-day conference she attended for the state’s Race to the Top plan where a new teacher evaluation model was rolled out.
“It’s an exciting new way at looking at teacher evaluations," Assistant Superintendent Christine Francis. "It will be challenging to implement but will help teachers feel more involved in the evaluation process.”