STOUGHTON TEACHERS ASSOCIATION Climate in our Schools.

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STOUGHTON TEACHERS ASSOCIATION Climate in our Schools Slide 2 I.STA Member Survey II.Staff Turnover Slide 3 Years: How many years, including this year, have you been teaching? Slide 4 District Years: How many years, including this year, have you been teaching in Stoughton? Slide 5 Education Level: What is your highest level of education? Slide 6 My teaching level is Slide 7 Teacher Attitudes I am devoted to my students and the Stoughton Public Schools. The unsettled teachers contract has a negative effect on morale. The unsettled teachers contract has caused me to consider seeking employment in another school district. 99% Agree 95.8% Agree 54.1% Agree Slide 8 Teacher Attitudes cont. The school committees primary objective should be to settle a fair contract with teachers. The school committee should partner with the teachers to further the interests of our schools rather than fight against the teachers. I spend my own money on educational supplies for my students. 88.2% Agree 95% Agree 96.9% Agree Slide 9 Teacher Attitudes cont. My workload has increased this year. Parents are beginning to lose faith in the Stoughton Public Schools. Parents are beginning to move out of Stoughton due to concerns over the direction of the Stoughton Public Schools. 89.9% Agree 60.7% Agree 38.8% Agree Slide 10 The School Committee Defends the faculty against unwarranted attacks and criticism. Is respectful of one another. Is responsive to parent concerns. Makes decisions based upon the best interests of the students. 3.6% Agree 1.1% Agree 10.3% Agree 7.9% Agree Slide 11 The School Committee cont. Has chosen an effective leader, the superintendent, to lead the schools. Honors the contract. Obeys the law. Utilizes all available financial resources to improve instruction. 8.8% Agree 2.5% Agree 2.6% Agree Slide 12 The School Committee cont. Controls the superintendent. Is controlled by the superintendent. Has a sincere interest and concern for employee morale. 6.8% Agree 51.6% Agree 4.6% Agree Slide 13 The Superintendent Utilizes all available financial resources to improve instruction. Has a sincere interest and concern for employee morale. Has a positive community image. 5.6% Agree 7.1% Agree 18.6% Agree Slide 14 The Superintendent cont. Is an effective leader. Is respected by parents. Praises the achievements of individual teachers. Encourages openness and a relaxed school system environment. 11.6% Agree 12.9% Agree 21% Agree 9.7% Agree Slide 15 The Superintendent cont. Is respected by teachers. Is honest and ethical. Defends the faculty against unwarranted attacks and criticism 6.7% Agree 8.3% Agree 8.2% Agree Slide 16 The Superintendent cont. Is fair in her use of authority. Respects the expertise of teachers. Respects time on learning. 7.2% Agree 16.4% Agree 20.8% Agree Slide 17 Staff Turnover Slide 18 Teachers who left at the end of 2012- 2013 school year 17Non-renewals 17 Resignations 9 Retirements 8 Leaves of Absence Slide 19 Stoughton Public Schools ready for first day Wicked Local Stoughton August 28, 2013 About 40 new teachers will greet the approximately 3,900 students in the district, said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Marguerite Rizzi. School committee member Dr. Erdem Ural questioned at Tuesday nights committee meeting whether the turnover of teachers in the district was too high. Slide 20 Actual Number = 55 New Hires 22elementary 33 secondary 2 positions remain unfilled Slide 21 The Path Forward How You Can Help