DTU mailed a synopsis of the Ratification Packet to all Teacher Unit employees via the U.S. mail.
Enclosed in that mailing is a ratification ballot. Teacher employees must complete the ballot indicating whether or not they will agree to the Tentative Agreement in order for it to be implemented. The ballot may be mailed or taken, in person, to the DTU office.
If you don’t receive a ballot, you must come in person to the DTU office (1601 Atlantic Blvd.) to pick up a ballot. A picture ID will be required to receive the ballot.
The completed ballot is to be received at the DTU office by December 17, 2020 at 12:00 noon.
DTU has sent an email to the DCSB email addresses of all Teacher Unit employees in order to present the entire Tentative Agreement. Complete economic and non-economic proposals, tentatively agreed to, are included in this email, along with all 18 proposed teacher salary schedules. The email process does not include a ballot or opportunity to vote on the Tentative Agreement. That is done through the U.S. mail process already explained. Please read the entire email agreement before completing your ballot.
A meeting to review the Tentative Agreement is scheduled for December 16, 2020 at 4:30 p.m. at the Schultz Center. CDC COVID procedures (masks, spacing, temperature checks) will be in place.
Ballots will be counted at the DTU office at 4:00 p.m. on December 17, 2020.
If and when ratified (approved) by a majority of Teacher Unit ballots, the Tentative Agreement must be approved by the Duval County School Board before the Agreement can be implemented. Failure to ratify will result in a return to the bargaining table.
Click here to see the Teacher Ratification Packet that was emailed out.