If a school community is satisfied with a program that does not meet these agreements, the UFT Chapter Director may conduct an SBO vote at that school to keep the school`s curriculum and schedule informed. Has the DOE issued a grading guideline for the 2020-21 school year? If no agreement can be reached to bring the program to an SBO vote, the school must be scheduled in accordance with blended learning agreements. The UFT has gathered answers to some of the most frequently asked questions by members regarding their safety, rights and benefits during the 2020-21 school year. This FAQ is updated regularly as new information becomes available. The DOE commissioned educators to complete traumatized professional development to better understand the learning needs of students who face trauma and stress. The workshop material is online and asynchronous and you should have time to complete this training during your working day. The deadline for completion of the workshop is December 31, 2020 and staff are given hours from CTLE to participate. The following update was sent on Wednesday, December 10, 2020 by Michael Mulgrew, President of the UFT, and UFT Paraprofessionals Chapter Leader Shelvy Young-Abrams to all employed paraprofessionals. Yes. The DOE advises schools, as they did last spring, to ensure that their grading policy takes into account the challenges of distance learning in their grading guidelines. .