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I don't have my contract in front of me, but I do have the MOA.
Yes. Like I said a 1st year teacher can be let go due to budget cuts, although I believe that would be a layoff, not a no rehire, meaning the teacher did nothing wrong and would be eligible for rehire within the district. I was told that I had to agree to a no rehire meaning I'm not qualifed or had violated some policy and would not be eligible for rehire, or sign a resignation because the MOA states that, "commitment and compliance with these requirements will allow teachers to be protected from district wide layoffs, bumping and placement of excess teachers."
Thank you. I knew I would have to go through the union, I just thought you might be able to offer some additional insight or advice.
Yes. Thank you. I do have a contract, I just can't remember the "safe" place where I put it. I'm actually not a full member of the union, I'm what you call a fair share member. I pay less and receive fewer services. I get grievance representation, but no legal assistance for lay-off hearings, or terminations and no attorney representation.
Also the MOA is a separate contract between Indian Education, the district and individuals who have signed.
"Should conflict occur between the two parties, steps shall be taken in order to arrive at a mutually agreeable solution. if the parties are unable to reach agreement themselves, neutral, outside facilitation/mediation will be engaged to resolve disagreements on programs and policies that impact the the implementation of the MOA and have direct impact on American Indian students in MPS."