The Professional Relations Committee is the place to bring your issues and concerns that do not fit the purview of our contract. Consult with your building committee member if you feel there is a matter that should be brought before the committee.
Examples: Your sink has a leak and hasn’t been fixed even though you put in a work order. You consistently see students playing on school grounds after hours in an unsafe manner. You don’t have paras assigned to special needs students when they come to your class and you are struggling. Your team didn’t like the Professional Development choices this year. etc.
We encourage our members to seek the counsel of building administration first for these types of concerns. However, Professional Relations is a good way to have these concerns addressed if you don’t feel comfortable approaching administration, or if you have approached them and are not receiving solutions or responses to your concerns.
All Professional Relations issues are discussed with the building administrator prior to our team meeting with the Superintendent to allow the administrator to provide commentary, feedback, or solutions. If there is no resolution, or the association feels the resolution was not satisfactory, the concern is then discussed at the Professional Relations meeting on the district level. PR team member are responsible for reporting back to members if their concern was resolved at the building level.
Minutes of the Professional Relations meetings will be signed off on by the Superintendent and the Association President, and then sent to all staff via school email.
HPEA Professional Relations Team
Dr. Scott Taylor