PreK-HeadStart-responsev2 by huangyuarong

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									                            Synopsis of Alliance Pre-K/Head Start Grievance Remedies and District Response
Remedy Requested                                                                  Response
Home Visits:
Rescind home visit requirements for Pre-K. Home visits should be                  Home visits are highly recommended for Pre-K students.
recommended, not required for Pre-K.
The following procedures for home visits for Pre-K and Head Start should be       District agrees that an Administrative Procedure may be necessary but cannot
established in Administrative Procedure.                                          provide assurances that each of the requested items will be included.
  Home visits should take place during the teacher workday.                       A teacher may request a substitute from their principal or center director to
                                                                                  conduct home visits during the regular school day. The cost of the substitute
                                                                                  will be covered through the Early Childhood Education Department.
  Home visits may be conducted at school or alternate public sites.               If, for any reason, a teacher feels unsafe visiting one of the student’s home,
                                                                                  then an alternative site may be used.
  Home visits should be performed in teams of two unless teacher feels            No response provided
  comfortable making visit alone.
  District will cover cost of substitutes for teachers to conduct home visits     A teacher may request a substitute from their principal or center director to
  for six days – three days twice per year.                                       conduct home visits during the regular school day. The cost of the substitute
                                                                                  will be covered through the Early Childhood Education Department.
  Teachers will be compensated, in either time or money, at teacher’s pro-        Teachers who conduct home visits or have conducted home visits will not
  rated daily rate, for visits conducted outside their 7 1/ hour day, including   receive additional compensation for home visits conducted outside the school
  Saturdays, prospectively and retroactively.                                     work day.
Workers Comp/Assault Leave
Assurances that teachers and assistants who perform home visits will be           Employees injured while performing duties within the course and scope of
covered by Workers Compensation insurance and/or Assault Leave benefits.          their job responsibilities generally will be covered by Workers’ Compensation
(This should be included in Administrative Procedure.)                            insurance and/or Assault Leave benefits, depending on the circumstances
                                                                                  surrounding the injury.
Curriculum
Restore Frog St. Press as primary curriculum resource.                            Teachers are provided the SAISD Pre-K Curriculum Guides as the primary
                                                                                  reference source for their classroom instruction.
Teachers will be allowed to make individual decisions about how to use            No response provided
supplementary materials as well as what approaches to use, and this
flexibility will be formalized in Administrative Procedure.
SAISD curriculum guide and Frog St. Press will be aligned.                        The Guides are being updated to incorporate all the resources available to the
                                                                                  teachers.
Teeth Brushing
Tooth brushing requirements should be rescinded until such time as               The requirement will remain in place for Head Start and Pre-K students. “You
logistics provide for students not to swallow toothpaste and saliva after        have provided no support for your assertion that the tooth brushing
tooth brushing.                                                                  requirement presents safety issues for the students.” Supplies have been
                                                                                 ordered and delivered for the Head Start and Pre-K students. Supplies include
                                                                                 toothbrushes, toothbrush holders and child-safe toothpaste.
Diapering/Toilet Training
Neither assistants nor teachers shall be required to diaper students.            Diapering is not a requirement for Head Start and Pre-K teachers unless a
                                                                                 student has special needs.
The following guidelines, with regard to toilet training for Pre-K and Head      These recommendations will be taken under advisement, but district cannot,
Start, should be established in Administrative Procedure.                        at this time, grant request that these specific procedures will be instituted.
  Students who are not toilet trained are not ready got Pre-K or Head Start.     These recommendations will be taken under advisement, but district cannot,
                                                                                 at this time, grant request that these specific procedures will be instituted.
  Students who are enrolled as toilet or “potty” trained, who have five          These recommendations will be taken under advisement, but district cannot,
  “accidents” within a twenty-school-day period, will be presumed not            at this time, grant request that these specific procedures will be instituted.
  ready and removed from the program until such time as the student is
  toilet trained.
  When a student soils his/her pants, parents will be called to come to          When a child has begun and not completed toilet training, the child’s parent or
  school and change the student.                                                 guardian must be provided toileting tips for parents and the parent must
                                                                                 provide extra clothes for the child. The teachers works with the parent on
                                                                                 toileting importance and practice and with the child on toilet training while at
                                                                                 school.
  If parent does not come to change the child for three times, the child will    These recommendations will be taken under advisement, but district cannot,
  be removed from the program.                                                   at this time, grant request that these specific procedures will be instituted.
Alternative: District will hire staff for the specific purpose of changing and   No response provided
toilet training students who are not yet toilet trained. (Additional specifics
noted if this alternative is implemented.)
Paperwork
Return to using the Pre-K report card for Pre-K and Head Start rather than       COR assessments are required for all Head Start and Pre-K students. ASQs are
COR.                                                                             required for Head Start students and highly recommended for Pre-K students.
                                                                                 You have provided no authority to establish that the COR or ASQ assessments
                                                                                 violate TEC 11.164(a). Requirements associated with these two assessments
                                                                                 will not change.
Provide each Pre-K and Head Start teacher with no less than one                  No response provided
planning/prep day each nine weeks in order to comply with 45 C.F. R.
§1306.32(b)(7).
District will not require lesson plans from Pre-K or Head Start teachers in   For all Head Start teachers only, indicators of individualization must be noted
excess of the limitations provided in TEC, §11.164(a).                        on their lesson plans according to the City of San Antonio Head Start Policy
                                                                              Education 3 which uses the Head Start Program Standards 45 CFR Ch XIII(10-1-
                                                                              09 Edition) §1304.20(f)(l) as the reference. These indicators of
                                                                              individualization are large and small groups or one-on-one activities
                                                                              incorporated into the daily lesson plans.
Paraprofessional Workday
Disseminate Administrative Procedure D-18 to all Pre-K and Head Start         All administrative procedures are available to all employees on the District
principals, center directors, teachers, and instructional assistants          intranet site.
Professional Development
Comp time, in time or money, for PD time beyond regular workday or            No response provided
outside of contract days

								
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