Baltimore Teachers Union

Baltimore Teachers Union files grievance over potential loss of spring break days off

Baltimore Teachers Union files grievance over potential loss of spring break days off

The Baltimore Teachers Union has filed a grievance against the school system arguing that next year’s academic calendar threatens to violate its contract.

The 2018-2019 calendar designates the first two days of spring break as potential “inclement weather recovery days.” The union contract requires that teachers get a vacation of five consecutive days each spring.

Union President Marietta English said the uncertainty around whether teachers will get a full break hinders them from planning ahead — whether it be by scheduling trips or arranging child care.

“It’s very disturbing to staff,” she said, “when you’re looking at the possibility of spring break being taken away...

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