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Education association and district finalize Memorandum of Agreement

AUGUST 31 - In advance of Springfield teacher’s first official contract day, the Springfield Education Association and the Springfield School District finalized a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) to outline supports for certified staff in the upcoming school year.

The MOA clearly outlines critical details such as prep-time to be afforded educators during the unique calendar year, along with defining accommodations for certified staff who have notified the district of a high-risk medical condition that would benefit from modifications to their in-person teaching assignments.

Following weeks of negotiations, the district is pleased to share the successful execution of the agreement, as the remaining details for the upcoming school year can officially move from draft to complete.

With the agreement inked the district can now move forward on finalizing student and teacher schedules, placing students into classes, and submitting the modified calendar to the school board for final approval.

“We’re pleased with the collaboration of the association leadership to reach an agreement that supports our staff, and allows us to turn our attention to reconnecting with our students in the coming days,” Springfield Human Resources Director Dustin Reese, shared upon the conclusion of the bargaining process.

Most Springfield educators begin their contract year September 1. This year, recognizing the unique nature of the global COVID-19 pandemic, the district opted to move the first student day to September 14, affording teachers an additional full week to collaborate, plan together, and attend professional development to successfully provide high quality education to the students of Springfield.