Stratford Teachers Agreed to Furlough Days; The District Ended Up With a $1.7 Million Surplus

“Our members did not agree to furloughs in order for the district to realize a surplus,” Stratford Education Association President Michael Fiorello told Board of Education members at a meeting last night that had to be moved to the high school cafeteria due to the high turnout of union members wearing #redfored. Fiorello was speaking…

Building Rep Role Vital to Teachers

Building reps are often a teacher’s first point of contact when questions arise—ranging from practical matters to sensitive subjects. They are their colleagues’ contract enforcer, organizer, and spokesperson. A building rep’s job is vital, but it’s time-consuming, and often receives little thanks. That’s why we’re recognizing building reps around the state for their dedication to…