An update on a story we first brought you Wednesday on a new controversial schedule at Stevens High School. According to the Valley News, the union representing the school district’s teachers filed an unfair labor practice complaint yesterday against the board. The union is requesting the state issue a cease and desist order to prohibit the continued use of the new schedule. Under the new schedule, faculty teach all six of their classes over the entire school year on alternating days, whereas in years past, faculty taught three classes per semester over a two-semester school year.
Classes were also reduced from 90 to 75 minutes. The Claremont School Board voted in July to go ahead with the schedule, and implemented it for Wednesday’s first day of classes despite a grievance filed by the teacher’s union – and a ruling by an arbitrator in favor of the union.
YCN News will continue to keep you updated on the controversy.