Answers to frequently asked questions about unemployment from the MTA's Legal Division.
Last week, Education Commissioner Jeffrey Riley issued guidance to assist districts in developing appropriate remote learning plans for use during the extended school closure period.
The MTA and the American Federation of Teachers Massachusetts worked closely with the department to ensure that DESE’s guidelines would reflect the principles and priorities of our members.
This document will provide you with additional information about the guidelines and how they should be interpreted so that the interests of students, educators and our communities remain at the center of the discussions now taking place.
The document reflects our understanding concerning the intent of the Remote Learning Recommendation language that was agreed to by the MTA as we all seek to deal with the impact of the coronavirus crisis.
MTA Affiliate Services and Center for Education Policy and Practice staff are available to assist locals with any questions about these guidelines and related issues.