Answers to many of the Frequently Asked Questions from PROSE schools have been posted on the PROSE Knowledge Base.
Teacher Leadership Funding:
Last week, 44 PROSE schools received additional funding to support the development and implementation of teacher leadership within their schools. 32 PROSE schools have also been participating in the Master and Model teacher program offered through the Office of Teacher Recruitment and Quality. As you prepare for budgeting for next year, be aware that funding for these positions is not guaranteed for the 2015-2016 school year.
PROSE principals and chapter leaders will receive communication from the PROSE panel prior to the spring vacation with guidance and instruction on conducting votes from the 2015-2016 school year. This will include how PROSE schools will implement SBO votes. To prepare for voting, schools should consider which flexibilities in the UFT contract will be required to successfully implement their school's PROSE plan for the 2015-2016 school year. These flexibilities may include staggered teacher work schedules, reconfiguring time within teachers' workdays and work week, adjusting Circular 6 assignments and procedures, and making changes to the student or teacher calendars.