1-12. Professional Problems Committees
1-12.1. School-Based Professional Problems Committees.
Each school shall establish a Professional Problems Committee to discuss school operations, contract administration issues and any new BOARD instructional program or joint BOARD-UNION initiative prior to or at the time of its implementation at the local school level. The committee shall be composed of the principal and no fewer than three and not more than five members identified by the UNION delegate. The UNION delegate shall be the chairperson of the Professional Problems Committee. The UNION delegate shall notify the principal of the UNION representatives as soon as they are elected and report any changes in representatives as soon as possible. The committee shall meet at least monthly without loss of compensation, and the parties shall jointly establish the agenda at least forty-eight hours prior to each meeting. The principal and the chairperson of the Professional Problems Committee shall exchange available and pertinent information concerning the operation of the school when such information is necessary for the understanding and resolution of professional problems under discussion by the principal and the Professional Problems Committee. The principal or the UNION delegate may invite consultants or resource persons to attend the meeting to discuss specific agenda items with advance notice to the committee members. The committee shall decide whether and how to report the proceedings of the meeting to school staff.
1-12.2. City-Wide Professional Problems Committee.
A City-Wide Professional Problems Committee shall be established with members representing clinicians, PSRPs assigned to the Office of Diverse Learner Supports and Services and other city-wide employees. The committee shall be composed of the Chief Officer of the Office of Diverse Learner Supports and Services or his or her designee and between eight and twelve city-wide employees designated by the UNION. The committee shall meet at least four times a year without loss of compensation and shall also meet with clinician managers if possible.
1-12.3. Substitute Teacher Professional Problems Committee.
A Substitute Teacher Professional Problems Committee shall be established with members representing temporarily assigned teachers, Cadre substitutes and day-to-day substitutes. The committee shall be composed of the Chief Talent Officer or his or her designee and between eight and twelve substitute teachers designated by the UNION. The committee shall meet at least four times a year, and employees shall be paid their daily rate for attending such meetings.