I want our students to be safe!
Here is Reason We Need a Contract (9/19):
Last year we had walkie-talkies we took to recess to use for urgent situations. One of my students fell of the monkey bars and hit her head on the ground. There was not much mulch and she was initially not very responsive. My co-teacher and I called the incident in on our walkie-talkie and immediately the nurse and others came out to assist.
This year we have been told we may not have walkie-talkies for recess. Teachers do not have building access either. Trying to bring a student inside during recess can take over five minutes of standing at the front door, buzzing to get into the building, and calling the office from my cell phone. This has already happened with a student I was trying to bring to the nurse who had a small cut on her leg that was bleeding.
Our contract requires the code of conduct be followed, which call for a safe environment for students, and establishes a liaison, which is meant to foster positive communication.